Who Fears Death

TitleWho Fears Death
Year for Search2010
AuthorsOkorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili](b. 1974)
Date Published2010
PublisherDAW
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Female author
Annotation

Dystopia set in a future Africa where some tribal conflicts are still leading to genocide. The novel develops through a girl who is rejected by her own tribe for both being female and being born of rape. But she has powers that allow her to change her shape and to visit the spirit world, and she uses those powers to try to bring about change. A prequel is her The Book of Phoenix. New York: DAW Books, 2015, part of which was previously published as “The Book of Phoenix [Excerpted from the Great Book].” Clarkesworld Magazine, no. 54 (March 2011). http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/okorafor_03_11/ 

Info Notes

A prequel is her The Book of Phoenix. New York: DAW Books, 2015, part of which was previously published as “The Book of Phoenix [Excerpted from the Great Book].” Clarkesworld Magazine, no. 54 (March 2011). http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/okorafor_03_11/

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Author Note

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

Full Text

2010 Okorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili] (b. 1974). Who Fears Death. New York: DAW. PSt

Dystopia set in a future Africa where some tribal conflicts are still leading to genocide. The novel develops through a girl who is rejected by her own tribe for both being female and being born of rape. But she has powers that allow her to change her shape and to visit the spirit world, and she uses those powers to try to bring about change. A prequel is her The Book of Phoenix. New York: DAW Books, 2015, part of which was previously published as “The Book of Phoenix [Excerpted from the Great Book].” Clarkesworld Magazine, no. 54 (March 2011). http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/okorafor_03_11/ African-American female author of Igbo heritage.