Online Fiction

The Key

-a short creepy story about a girl in Northern Nigeria who does something destructive out of desperation.

Africanfuturist 419

-a story about a Nigerian astronaut left behind at a space station. The audio potion is read by Nollywood director/actor Tchidi Chikere


-a story by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu about robot traffic cops in Kinshasa and what happens when things go wrong.

Poison Fish (WBEZ 91.5, Chicago Public Radio, 2014)

-a story about future Chicago and a deeply polluted Lake Michigan. From WBEZ’s “After Water” series. Read by Nnedi Okorafor.

African Sunrise (Subterranean Press, 2012)

-a story about a very dangerous woman

Asunder (African Writer Online, 2007)

-a love story

Biafra (Margin Anthology of Magical Realism, 2005)

winner of the Margin Magical Realism Short Story Contest

From the Lost Diary of Treefrog7 (Clarkesworld Magazine, 2009)

-a story from the world of Zahrah the Windseeker

Spider the Artist (reprint Lightspeed Magazine, 2011)

-a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award. “In ‘Spider the Artist,’ Nnedi Okorafor takes us to Nigeria of the future, where Big Oil protects the pipelines with spider-like AIs known as zombies, and tells the tale of a woman who faces down one of the murderous machines armed only with a guitar.”

The Book of Phoenix (Clarkesworld Magazine, 2011)

-a story from the world of Who Fears Death

The Go-Slow (, 2011)

-a story about Nollywood and destiny

The Palm Tree Bandit (Strange Horizons, 2000)

-a children’s story for adults

Who Fears Death, Chapters 1 & 2

-sample chapters of the critically-acclaimed novel

Hello, Moto (, 2011)

-a story about what happens when you mix juju, Nollywood, and technology.


Stephen King’s Super-Duper Magical Negroes (Strange Horizons, 2004)

-this title is fairly self-explanatory, 😉