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Sofia Samatar


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Sofia Samatar is an American of Somali and Swiss German Mennonite background. She wrote A Stranger in Olondria in Yambio, south Sudan, where she worked as an English teacher. She has worked in Egypt and is pursuing a PhD in African languages and literature at the University of Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2014) : A Stranger in Olondria
John W. Campbell Best Book winner (2014) : A Stranger in Olondria
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : A Stranger in Olondria
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (2014) : A Stranger in Olondria


Sofia Samatar recommends
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Prodigies (2015)
Angélica Gorodischer
"Gorodischer's rhythmic and transparent prose reveals the violence underlying bourgeois respectability. Prodigies is both incisive and incantatory."
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An Alphabet of Embers (2016)
Rose Lemberg and JY Yang
"A startling new landscape of speculative fiction, of world literate, of language."

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