Monday, May 24, 2010

Who Fears Death? A Novel by Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor (full name: Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor) is a Nigerian-American science fiction/fantasy novelist and a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has also written under the pen-name Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. She writes both Adult and Young Adult novels.

Books and Awards
Nnedi Okorafor has written several books, which have gone on to win numerous awards. She received the Hurston/wright Literary Award for her Story 'Amphibious Green' in 2001. She is also the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literarture in Africa with ZahrahZahrah was shortlisted for the 2005 Carl Brandon Parallax and Kindred Awards and a finalist for the for the Garden State Teen Book Award and the Golden Duck Award. He novel, The Shadow Speaker was a winner of the Carl Brandon Society The CBS Parallax Award, it was also a Booksense Pick for Winter 2007/08 and a Tiptree Honor Book. The Shadow Speaker was also a finalist for the Essence Magazine Literary Award, the Andre Norton Award and the Golden Duck Award and an NAACP Image Award nominee.

Who Fears Death
Nnedi's first Adult novel, Who Fears Death, would be released by amazon on June 1, 2010. According to the award-winning author, this novel was written after the death of her father in 2004. She stated that "I was very very close to my father and writing was my way of staying sane. ...". As always, this novel promises to interesting and go ahead to win numerous prizes. Read the full article here...

Writing is the medium through which writers communicate their  ideas and thoughts with their readers. It is also a way of getting to know the personality behind the author. Thus, reading is the only way of entering a writer's mind. Support Nnedi by purchasing her book on amazon.


  1. haahha writing to stay sane eh!!! I guess some of us could try that one day!

  2. Yes sometimes writers do and the most common of these is when a loved one leaves...or 'broken-hearted'

  3. Amazing novel, most unique when it comes to African fiction. This book was great in so many ways...


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