Nnedi’s works include WHO FEARS DEATH (in development at HBO into a TV series), the BINTI novella trilogy (optioned and in development with Media Res), THE BOOK OF PHOENIX, the NSIBIDI SCRIPTS SERIES and LAGOON. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus and Lodestar Awards and her debut novel ZAHRAH THE WINDSEEKER won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.

Nnedi has also written an Africanfuturist comic series LAGUARDIA (winner of the Hugo and Eisner Award); comics for Marvel, including BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING and WAKANDA FOREVER (featuring the Dora Milaje) and the SHURI series;  and her short memoir BROKEN PLACES AND OUTER SPACES.

Nnedi holds a PhD (literature) and two MAs (journalism and literature). She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nnnedi Okorafor and Neptune

"Let the reader beware that there is juju in this book."

- The Obi Library Collective, Akata Warrior

Coming Soon: The Space Cat

When Periwinkle the Space Cat is uprooted from his cushy pampered life and moves with his family to Nigeria for a year, he must navigate a new part of the Earth where humans hate cats and there may be aliens.

A graphic novel by the team that brought you the Eisner and Hugo Award-winning graphic novel LaGuardia

Written by Nnedi Okorafor
Illustrated by Tana Ford
Published by First Second Books (pub date TBA)

Africanfuturism is concerned with visions of the future, is interested in technology, leaves the earth, skews optimistic, is centered on and predominantly written by people of African descent (black people) and it is rooted first and foremost in Africa. It's less concerned with "what could have been" and more concerned with "what is and can/will be". It acknowledges, grapples with and carries "what has been".

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“We cried and sobbed and wept and bled tears. But when we were finished, all we could do was continue living.” - Nnedi Okorafor
nnediokorafor5 days ago
Visited the Edgar Allan Poe Museum (@poemuseum) with the author of Goosebumps, R.L. Stine. Lol, it was surreal and properly creepy. And yes, that’s Poe’s pocket watch, which inspired “The Tell Tale Heart”, 😊. So cool! #nnediokorafor #rlstine #poemuseum
nnediokorafor5 days ago
Last night was good, 😊. It was a celebration of 100 years of The @poemuseum and I was happy to be a part of it with the great R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), who was super charming. And @yeoldelaser was a fantastic moderator [on right]. [Many thanks to whomever I stole this photo from, lol! 🙏🏾❤️] #nnediokorafor #rlstine #poemuseum
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
My writing desk and two reasons behind my high productivity. #nnediokorafor #periwinklechukwu #neptuneonyedike @nnedi_cats #writersofinstagram
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
It's a Sunny Day, 🌞. The paperback of AKATA WOMAN (Penguin Random House) is released. A brief description: This is the 3rd book in The Nsibidi Scripts series. Sunny and Chichi owe a debt. 🕷Udide has expectations. Motorcycle into the Cross River Forest in the dead of night. Worlds lead to deeper worlds. Find out what’s in the purse of...
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
Here are the covers of the Arabic editions of Binti and Binti: Home. They're publishing the entire Binti Novella Trilogy, so the cover for Binti: The Night Masquerade is coming. Fun Fact: The Binti Trilogy spawned in my mind while I was in Sharjah, UAE looking at the Khalid Lagoon. The original title was "Bint" ("girl" in Arabic); I changed...
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
As a lead up to the AKATA WOMAN paperback going on sale Tuesday, the first 2 novels in The Nsibidi Scripts series are currently on sale. The AKATA WITCH and AKATA WARRIOR ebooks are $2.99 until Sunday. What each book is about: AKATA WITCH: Nigerian-American YA fantasy set in present day Nigeria featuring juju, Nigerian jollof, masquerades, and friends. AKATA...