Lagoon

TitleLagoon
Year for Search2014
AuthorsOkorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili](b. 1974)
Date Published2014
PublisherHodder & Stoughton
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsAfrican American author, Female author
Annotation

Fantasy is central to the novel, but it is set in the dystopia of contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, but hope is held out for a eutopia of collective identity brought about by a visitor from space. The author says that Lagos is the Portuguese for lagoon.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

African-American female author (b. 1974) of Igbo ancestry

Full Text

2014 Okorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili] (b. 1974). Lagoon. London: Hodder & Stoughton. MH

Fantasy is central to the novel, but it is set in the dystopia of contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, but hope is held out for a eutopia of collective identity brought about by a visitor from space. The author says that Lagos is the Portuguese for lagoon. African-American female author of Igbo heritage.