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Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults and a professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. Her works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella trilogy, the Book of Phoenix, the Akata books and Lagoon. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and her debut novel Zahrah the Windseeker won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Illinois. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com.






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 wonde... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 30, 2012 13:17 • 1,145 views • Tags: award, nnedi-okorafor, zahrah-the-windseeker
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“Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are!”
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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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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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