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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.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
Series
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Who Fears Death
   0.1. The Book of Phoenix (2015)
   1. Who Fears Death (2010)
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Akata Witch
   1. Akata Witch (2011)

     aka What Sunny Saw in the Flames

   2. Akata Warrior (2017)

     aka Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi

   3. Akata Woman (2022)
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Binti
   1. Binti (2015)
   2. Home (2017)
   3. The Night Masquerade (2018)
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Novels
   Zahrah the Windseeker (2005)
   Lagoon (2014)
   Remote Control (2019)
   Ikenga (2020)
   Noor (2021)
   She Who Knows: Firespitter (2024)
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Collections
   Kabu Kabu (2013)
   Future Tense (2019) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Long Juju Man (2009)
   Hello, Moto (2011)
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Series contributed to
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Picture Books show
 
Nnedi Okorafor recommends
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Swallow (2010)
Sefi Atta
"Sefi Atta has woven a quietly intricate powerful tale that pulls from problems of gender, class, and Lagosian life. It's a novel whose many colorful characters, compelling story, distinct place and turbulent time will stay with you long after you've read the last word."
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The Last Gift of the Master Artists (2007)
Ben Okri
"Ben Okri is the most quotable writer of all time. Every line he writes effervesces with poetry, philosophy, and story. The Last Gift of the Master Artists is another testament to Okri's sublime brilliance."

Anthologies containing stories by Nnedi Okorafor
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Out There Screaming (2023)
An Anthology of New Black Horror
edited by
Jordan Peele
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Growing Up Chicago (2022)
edited by
Lauren DeJulio Bell, Roxanne Pilat and David Schaafsma

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