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.

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- The Obi Library Collective, Akata Warrior
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Out Now:
THE DESERT MAGICIAN'S DUOLOGY

Book 1:

Shadow Speaker

Deluxe, expanded edition of Nnedi’s out-of-print early novel, with a brand-new introduction from the author.

Niger, West Africa, 2074

Deep mysticism, a new type of desert, spontaneous forests, polyandry, fast cars, the power of Gerewol (google it; you won’t be disappointed!), this novel has many lives.

Book 2:

Like Thunder

Niger, West Africa, 2077

Welcome back. This second volume is a breathtaking story that sweeps across the sands of the Sahara, flies up to the peaks of the Aïr Mountains, cartwheels into a wild megacity—you get the idea.

 

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)

Coming in 2024: SHE WHO KNOWS - The Trilogy

Announcing my new novella trilogy titled SHE WHO KNOWS.

It is a “prequel” AND “sequel” to WHO FEARS DEATH, it’s Najeeba’s story (the mother of Onyesonwu from WHO FEARS DEATH). You will see her as a girl and young woman, and then in middle-age.

The name Onyesonwu means “Who fears death?”
The name Najeeba means “Intelligent”…”She who knows”

Note: I sometimes write fantasy, but I’m not a “fantasy author”, just call me Nnedi Okorafor.

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Like Thunder

Shadow Speaker

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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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Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List! Another spin around the ole ball of fire and we’re back to our annual Recommended Reading List for 2023! Published in Locus magazine’s …
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