Author, Writer, and Speaker
Micah Yongo is the author of two ancient Africa inspired epic fantasy novels. His debut, Lost Gods, was shortlisted for a British Fantasy award, as well as Starburst Magazine’s inaugural Brave New Words award.
Shaped by the West African folklore of his childhood, Yongo introduces readers to fresh mythic worlds on the way to examining ideas on religion, culture and belonging.
Manchester born, aside from a year living in the US Yongo has remained domiciled in the city of his birth, having worked as a journalist, creative director and content designer alongside his novel writing.
When he’s not creating, Yongo loves to talk books (obviously), ideas, the arts, all things sci-fi; and also harbours furtive interests in anthropology, psychology and philosophy.
In conversation with Sanjida O’Connell
On influences from Nigeria to Manchester via West African folklore
A writer’s life: with Commonword
Shedding light on the journey to becoming a fantasy novelist
Call on Courage podcast
Discussing the merits of creative courage in education and storytelling
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An accomplished speaker, Micah has taught on writing and productivity for post-graduates and businesses, and loves to coach, connect and collaborate with other creatives. If you share a kindred love for ideas, or wish to connect for professional purposes, feel free to reach out.
The Black Man’s Burden
Race, double consciousness, and the hidden dangers of cancel culture
I Thank Whatever Gods There May Be
On inspirations and influences for writing
Why Black Panther is the movie of the future
Exploring Afrofuturism and meaning in the Marvel universe