Reviews of “The Mama Mmiri”

…the quality of the writing and the spiritual, emotional, horror, fantasy, colonialism and revenge elements make for a powerful story. Recommended.

~ Wole Talabi, My Favourite AfroSFF Short Fiction of 2016.

…A tale of magic and slow-creeping horror and colonialism and revenge, and making deals with…well, not the devil this time…

~ Maria Haskin, Nine Weird & Wonderful SciFi Short Stories.

…Despite that it’s not an overly gloomy tale, is told with a fresh and humorous voice and an easy flow. There are moments of great physical comedy snuck into a piece that is, ultimately, about loss and death and balance. And there is a beating heart to the story…

~ Charles Payseur, Nerds of a Feather Flock Together

 The story does a good job of building up suspense. We wonder if the narrator will somehow manage to sacrifice Baba Tunde after all. He does, but at terrible cost to himself...

~ Greg Hullender, Rocket Stack Rank

…It’s a cycle and it’s violent and not incredibly pretty (though it does have a great sense of humor) but there’s also something beautiful to the tragedy, to the way everything winds together…

~ Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

…Interesting short story about human sacrifices to a river spirit in colonial times…

~ Kinsey, A Goodreads Review.

…We visit Africa, which took a while for me to click, the name of the river and reference to a “Baba” made me think of a Russian fairytale setting. Of course this is more my problem then the authors. Overall a nice story

~ Peter, A Goodreads Review

…We travel to a village near Ofia river, in which the villagers are sacrificing a pair of goats once a month to Mama Mmiri, the mother spirit of the river…

~ Christos Antonaros, Tangent Online.