"When Scarabs Multiply"

Title"When Scarabs Multiply"
Year for Search2004
AuthorsOkorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili]](b. 1974)
Secondary AuthorsHopkinson, [Noelle] Nalo (b. 1960), and Mehan, Uppinder
Tertiary AuthorsOkorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili](b. 1974), and Hopkinson, Nalo
Secondary TitleSo Long Been Dreaming
Pagination70-78
Date Published2004
PublisherArsenal Pulp Press
Place PublishedVancouver, BC, Canada
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Female author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia set in Africa and based on African myths in a village in which women and girls, who had been being trained equally, are made subservient to men. A woman leader returns, kills the man who had made the changes, and re-establishes equality. But the ending leaves doubts.

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Author Note

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

Full Text

2004 Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili] (b. 1974). “When Scarabs Multiply.” So Long Been Dreaming. Ed. Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan (Vancouver, BC, Canada: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004), 70-78. PSt

Authoritarian dystopia set in Africa and based on African myths in a village in which women and girls, who had been being trained equally, are made subservient to men. A woman leader returns, kills the man who had made the changes, and re-establishes equality. But the ending leaves doubts. African-American female author of Igbo heritage.