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".

Nnedi Okorafor Signature
Nnedi Okorafor

Latest social

Nnedi Okorafor, PhD7 hours ago
‘I believe in magic, because I’ve seen it.’ 🎯
Nnedi Okorafor, PhD8 hours ago
Heeheehee! We ran into Nobel Laureate and Naija legend Wole Soyinka at the airport, 😃🇳🇬✍🏾. https://t.co/wpKiRjc3lq
Nnedi Okorafor, PhD13 hours ago
If you have questions for me, prefacing it with a greeting, as opposites to just throwing a question at me, is quite nice. I’m not a robot; I’m a person. 😃 And, heck, robots shouldn’t even be treated like that.
nnediokorafor2 days ago
From yesterday at Ake Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. I was in conversation with novelist Mohale Mashigo. 😊 #nnediokorafor #nnedimmankemdiliokorafor #nnedi #nnedimma #akefest22 #akefestival
nnediokorafor5 days ago
Hello, Lagos! How far? 😃 We have arrived…🇳🇬💃🏿😴. #Nnediokorafor #nnedi #nnedimmankemdiliokorafor #anyaokorafor #africanfuturism #africanjujuism #akefest22 #akefestival
nnediokorafor1 week ago
Photos from 2016 when I won the Nebula Award for Best Novella for my africanfuturist novella “Binti”, 😃. I’d never seen these photos until this morning. I have so few photos from that day because I was so overwhelmed and tired. I’d come straight to the ceremony after a lone 8-hour drive from Buffalo, NY to Chicago (where I live…well,...
nnediokorafor2 weeks ago
Just saw the first half of our forthcoming graphic novel THE SPACE CAT (written by me, illustrated by @tanaford.designs the Great, published by @01firstsecond and inspired by my cat Periwinkle Chukwu). 😍! It's gorgeous, fun, stealthy relevant #catfuturism. And yes, Nigeria is involved, 😏. So proud of this project! 🐱✍🏾👽🇳🇬🚀🦉 #nnediokorafor #tanaford #periwinklechukwu #thespacecat #graphicnovel #comics
nnediokorafor3 weeks ago
Spoke at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania a few days ago. I also got to chat with students (one of whom drew me quite well, lol). It was an honor. 😃 #nnediokorafor #nnedimmankemdiliokorafor #nnedimma #nnedi @muhlenbergcollege
nnediokorafor3 weeks ago
Et voila, the Atlas moth, one of the biggest moths in the world, 🦋. Not my first encounter with one but it’s always an honor. The other one in the video is an owl butterfly, also lovely. And my shirt was just a coincidence, lol. #nnediokorafor #atlasmoth #lepidoptera #moth