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Who Fears Death

(2010)
(The first book in the Who Fears Death series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel
An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny-to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture-and eventually death itself.

Genre: Fantasy

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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Who Fears Death
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June 2010 : USA Hardback
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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February 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Who Fears Death
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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November 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Who Fears Death
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Who Fears Death
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Title: Who Fears Death
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June 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Who Fears Death
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ISBN: 1-4558-7562-7 / 978-1-4558-7562-7 (USA edition)
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June 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Who Fears Death
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Who Fears Death
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June 2011 : USA Audio CD
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June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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July 2010 : USA Audio edition
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July 2010 : UK Audio edition
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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