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Nnedi Okorafor


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The American-born daughter of Igbo Nigerian parents, she has regularly visited Nigeria since she was very young. Her novels and stories reflect both her West African heritage and her American life. Okorafor is a 2001 graduate of the Clarion Writers Workshop in Lansing, MI, and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University and lives with her family in Illinois.
 
Series
Who Fears Death
0.1. The Book of Phoenix (2015)
1. Who Fears Death (2010)
 
Akata Witch
1. Akata Witch (2011)
     aka What Sunny Saw in the Flames
2. Akata Warrior (2017)
 
 
Novels
 
Collections
 
Picture Books
 
Novellas
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2008) : The Shadow Speaker
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : Who Fears Death
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2011) : Who Fears Death
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2012) : Akata Witch
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2016) : The Book of Phoenix
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Book of Phoenix
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (2016) : Binti



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