What is After Five?
If you don’t already know me, I’m Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Nigerian author of African-inspired fantasy, science fiction and speculative stories in general. I’ve written a few books and stories you might’ve heard about. After Five is me when I’m not doing those things.
The goal of this newsletter is simple: to chat with you about all the things I’m writing + reading + loving, and the life lessons I’m picking up along the way. You know, just like you do after a hard day’s nine-to-five.
Stick around for…
reading, watching, listening and lifehack recs;
general commentary about, I dunno, Stuff Going On;
a lot of fanboying over Janelle Monáe. or Rihanna. or Tessa Thompson;
brief segues into serious lessons gleaned from the writing life (check out my video series, #SuyiRecommends, for a taste);
exclusive insider content (behind-the-scenes of my works-in-progress, excerpts, photos/videos from appearances, short podcasts/voice notes, subscriber-only Q&As, etc);
and if I’m feeling extra spicy, an actual writing class (gasp!).
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Come hang with us at the bar
After Five is also a semi-community of sorts. Come hang out with folks who love a good book or story, fans of That New Fantasy Novel or The Latest Sci-fi Show, and folks who just want to chat about how to live better.