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;Β  and her short memoir LAGUARDIA.

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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nnediokorafor14 hours ago
Like mother (on left), like daughter (on right), πŸ˜†. We both like fast cars. πŸš™βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ And I also need to highlight the super swift dragonfly who made it a point to be in the photo, lol. Show off, πŸ˜‰. #nnediokorafor #anyaokorafor
Nnedi Okorafor, PhD16 hours ago
This is the book. It’s fantastic. Read it tonight. Defend its author’s freedom to write and publish it without apology or compromise. https://t.co/2U2Gi6ygi4
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Pretty πŸ¦‹!! Photograph by Juan Carlos Garcia Morales: https://t.co/qZYUrvQjmu https://t.co/R6eEPit0ws
Nnedi Okorafor, PhD22 hours ago
I look nice. I smile for camera in second photo. #Caterday πŸͺ https://t.co/cemPNveLrd
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nnediokorafor2 days ago
Rough week, but I made it through. πŸ˜… Keep your fingers crossed for some new science fiction developments (πŸ˜‰), beautiful art continues to be made, and, wow, my daughter has a new car. Let’s see what happens next. Onward. #nnediokorafor #writersofinstagram
nnediokorafor7 days ago
Photos from the beginning of my becoming a writer. I played semi-pro tennis from the age of 9, was nationally ranked, could hit a 114 mph serve (aces were one of my weapons) and was fast enough for my cannon-like inside-out forehand to be my other secret weapon. I used a continental grip (which meant I held the racquet like...
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
The face of a woman who just finished a draft of a novel strong enough to show her editor. πŸ’ͺ🏾 🏁! Onward. #nnediokorafor #africanfuturism
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
I’m working on my new and unexpected novel today. This is the view from my desk. Cats are quiet, sun is shining, tea is cold and nearly finished. Let’s go. Pure editing, the fourth round of it. It’s almost ready to show my editor (who does not yet know what it’s even about). Focus, discipline, confidence (this novel is incredible,...
nnediokorafor3 weeks ago
A thriving near-future Nigeria🇳🇬 (*not* a dystopia). A woman...with machine enhancements…on the run🦿🦾. A true Fulani herdsman…on the run 🐄. A whirling natural disaster in the north that provides green energy 🌪. A city of nobodies living their best lives deep in the Sahara Desert, 🏜. ...and more. This is novel is #africanfuturism, a type of #sciencefiction. “A...