"Let the reader beware that there is juju in this book."
- The Obi Library Collective, Akata Warrior

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism for children and adults. Her works include WHO FEARS DEATH (in development at HBO into a TV series), the BINTI novella trilogy, THE BOOK OF PHOENIX, the AKATA books 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. Her next novel, IKENGA, will be in stores August 2020.

Nnedi has also written comics for Marvel, including BLACK PANTHER: LONG LIVE THE KING and WAKANDA FOREVER (featuring the Dora Milaje) and the SHURI series, an Africanfuturist comic series LAGUARDIA (from Dark Horse) and her short memoir BROKEN PLACES AND OUTER SPACES. Nnedi is also cowriter the adaptation of Octavia Butler’s WILD SEED with Viola Davis and Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu. Nnedi holds a PhD (literature) and two MAs (journalism and literature). She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Illinois.

Nnedi’s books include:
  • Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel), adult
  • Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), adult
  • The Book of Phoenix (an Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist), adult
  • The Binti Trilogy (A Hugo, Nebula and Nommo Award winner for Best Novella and parts 2 and 3 are Hugo Award nominees)
  • Chicken in the Kitchen (winner of an Africana Book Award), children
  • Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013), adult
  • The Akata series (Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, Akata Witch being an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year, Akata Warrior being a finalist for the World Science Fiction Society Award), young adult
  • Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature)
  • The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner), young adult
  • Long Juju Man (winner of the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa), middle grade
  • Broken Places & Outer Spaces (a Locus Award Finalist), adult
  • Ikenga (an NPR Best Book of the Year), middle grade
Comics: Forthcoming:

To arrange all speaking engagements

Dawn Stuart at Books in Common
541-318-6288 | dawn[at]booksincommon.org

For other inquiries

Contact Nnedi's Literary Agent, Don Maass
dmaass[at]maassagency.com or
Fanta Mutota
sniggopush[at]gmail.com

Contact Nnedi on Social Media.


To arrange all speaking engagements

Dawn Stuart at Books in Common
541-318-6288
dawn[at]booksincommon.org

For other inquiries

Contact Nnedi's Literary Agent, Don Maass
dmaass[at]maassagency.com or
Fanta Mutota
sniggopush[at]gmail.com

Contact Nnedi on Social Media


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