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Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor is a New York Times Bestselling writer of science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. The more specific terms for her works are africanfuturism and africanjujuism, both terms she coined and defined. Born in the United States to two Nigerian (Igbo) immigrant parents and visiting family in Nigeria since she was a child, the foundation and inspiration of Nnedi’s work is rooted in this part of Africa. Her many works include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award and in development at HBO as a TV series), the Nebula and Hugo award winning novella trilogy Binti (in development as a TV series), the Lodestar and Locus Award winning Nsibidi Scripts Series, LaGuardia (winner of a Hugo and Eisner awards for Bes ...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 someth Read more of this blog post »
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“Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are!”
Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death

“We embrace those things that make us unique or odd. For only in these things can we locate and then develop our most individual abilities.”
Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch

“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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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 :)


message 3: by Jaree

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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