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Nnedi Okorafor is a Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus awards, just to name a few. Okorafor has written a plethora of novels, novellas, comics, and short stories, some of which are available online. Her work has been featured on LeVar Burton Reads and her novel Who Fears Death is being adapted into a tv series.

Okorafor did a TEDTalk in 2017 discussing her inspirations, Africanfuturism, and reading excerpts from her work:

Nnedi Okorafor is an award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism. Born in the US to Nigerian immigrant parents, Okorafor is known for weaving African cultures into creative settings and memorable characters. Her books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for best novel), Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for best novel), Kabu Kabu (a Publisher’s Weekly best book for Fall 2013), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com best book of the year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature) and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner).

Check out her work!


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