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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
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)
   1. Binti (2015)
   2. Home (2017)
   3. The Night Masquerade (2018)
Series contributed to
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

Nnedi Okorafor recommends
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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