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Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of African-based science fiction and fantasy (Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism). Okorafor has won a Hugo, a Nebula, a World Fantasy Award, and a Locus Award, and her many fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, and Ursula Le Guin. She is writing a series for Marvel about Shuri, Black Panthers sister, and has a number of book-based projects in development for film and TV including HBOs adaptation of her novel Who Fears Death, with George R. R. Martin signed on as executive producer. Okorafor is also co-writing the screenplay of an adaptation of Octavia Butlers Wild Seed with filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu for Amazon Prime Video, with Viola Davis producing. Her novel Akata Warrior (of the ...more

Zahrah the Windseeker wins the Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (Fiction)






Last night, my novel Zahrah the Windseeker was awarded the Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature (Fiction). The award was presented by poet and the publisher of Third World Press Haki Madhubuti and sponsored by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago.



Oh, what a night!! I'll tell you, I did not expect to win. Not-at-all. But I should have known something won... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 30, 2012 13:17 Tags: award, nnedi-okorafor, zahrah-the-windseeker
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I've read this many times over the years, so I can definitely speak on it, haha.

Im so excited to present this tale of a black boy embracing his power on his own terms in the face of strife. Its both a universal and specific narrative, full of
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I dont do that thing where I say its this meets that, even when there are familiar elements. Doing that is a great way to make everything you encounter boring, including things that aren't boring. I take each story as its own thing.

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“Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are!”
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“Though I knew I shouldn’t have cared, the words still hurt like pinches, and pinches can be very painful when done in the same place many times in a row.”
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“It's ok to care about what other people think, but you should give a little more weight to what you, yourself, think...The habit of thinking is the habit of gaining strength. You're stronger than you believe.”
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jassira raxlly Hello Ms. Okorafor. I'm excited to see that you be at the book festival this Sat! Looking forward to your discussion.


Valyssia Leigh Well met, Nnedi. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


Dominique Still looking for your books in Cameroon and Senegal. It is just not fair!!
Hi Nnedi! great job. Can't wait anymore..I will take greater actions!! (^_^)


Pamela Hi...Glad we're friends :)


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Jaree Francis Beautiful name...How r u doing, madame?

- Jay


Vanessa Nnedi

Thank you for the frienship. Your favorite author selection, is awesome!

Vanessa


Lettie Prell Good luck on your reading at the AWP. I won't be going this year, but my husband, John Domini, is. I'll let him know to watch for you.


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