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Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor was born on April 8, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Clarion Writers Workshop in Lansing, Michigan and earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois. Currently she is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo näytä lisää (SUNY). Her awards include a 2001 Hurston-Wright literary award for her story Amphibious Green, The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for Zahrah the Windseeker, the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for The Shadow Speaker, the 2007-08 winner of the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa for Long Juju Man, the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Who Fears Death, and her science fiction novella Binti won the 2016 Nebula Award (Best Novella) and the 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Novella. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Binti (2015) 2,942 kappaletta, 246 arvostelua
Akata Witch (2011) 2,295 kappaletta, 124 arvostelua
Who Fears Death (2010) 2,237 kappaletta, 108 arvostelua
Binti: Home (2017) 1,235 kappaletta, 88 arvostelua
Binti: The Night Masquerade (2018) 992 kappaletta, 74 arvostelua
Lagoon (2014) 946 kappaletta, 44 arvostelua
Akata Warrior (2017) 791 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Remote Control (2021) 678 kappaletta, 52 arvostelua
Binti: The Complete Trilogy (2020) 631 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
The Book of Phoenix (2015) 589 kappaletta, 38 arvostelua
Zahrah the Windseeker (2005) 495 kappaletta, 29 arvostelua
Noor (2021) 402 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
The Shadow Speaker (2007) 398 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Kabu Kabu (2013) 299 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Akata Woman (2022) 243 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Ikenga (2020) 218 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
LaGuardia (2019) 188 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Shuri: The Search for Black Panther (2019) 175 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Black Panther: Long Live the King (2018) 115 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Chicken in the Kitchen (2015) — Tekijä — 89 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Hello, Moto (2011) 78 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Black Pages (2021) 73 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Shuri Vol. 2: 24/7 Vibranium (2019) — Tekijä — 68 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Just Out of Jupiter's Reach (2023) 59 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Wakanda Forever (2018) 56 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Like Thunder (2023) 34 kappaletta
Shuri (2018-) #1 (2018) 27 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shuri: Wakanda Forever (2020) — Tekijä — 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Long Juju Man (2009) 20 kappaletta
The Girl with the Magic Hands (2013) 19 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Black Panther: Long Live the King #1 - Blackout (2017) — Tekijä — 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shuri (2018-) #2 (2019) 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Scenic Route (2021) 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
African Monsters: Volume 2 (2015) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Without A Map (2010) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Spider the Artist 10 kappaletta
She Who Knows: Firespitter (2024) 10 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Black Panther: Long Live the King #2 - The Sacrifice (2017) — Tekijä — 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shuri (2018-) #3 (2019) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shuri (2018-) #5 (2019) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Marvel-Verse: Shuri (2022) 9 kappaletta
Shuri #8 (2019) 9 kappaletta
LaGuardia  #1 (2018) 9 kappaletta
Shuri (2018-) #4 (2019) 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Shuri #9 (2019) 8 kappaletta
Black Panther: Long Live the King #6 - Under the Bridge (2018) — Tekijä — 8 kappaletta
Black Panther: Long Live the King #5 - Obinna's Folly (2018) — Tekijä — 8 kappaletta
Shuri #10 (2019) 8 kappaletta
Sacred Fire (2019) 6 kappaletta
X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 - Chapter Two: Echo Chamber (2018) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Wahala 4 kappaletta
Antar: The Black Knight (2019) 3 kappaletta
The Albino Girl 3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Magical Negro 3 kappaletta
Mother of Invention (2018) 2 kappaletta
Nattens magiska mask (2022) 2 kappaletta
The Baboon War 2 kappaletta
Rusties 2 kappaletta
African Sunrise 2 kappaletta
The Palm Tree Bandit 2 kappaletta
Moom! {short story} 2 kappaletta
Asunder 1 kappale
Bakasi Man 1 kappale
The Go-Slow 1 kappale
Is Africa ready for science fiction? 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
On the Road {story} (2013) 1 kappale
LaGuardia #3 (2019) 1 kappale
Kim Korkar Ölümden (2019) 1 kappale
LaGuardia #4 (2019) 1 kappale
Biafra 1 kappale
The Black Stain 1 kappale
The Carpet 1 kappale
The Ghastly Bird 1 kappale
Icon 1 kappale
Boy With Two Faces (2017) 1 kappale
Tumaki 1 kappale
Afrofuturist 419 1 kappale
Antar #1 1 kappale

Associated Works

Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Avustaja — 1,265 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
From a Certain Point of View: 40 Stories Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars (2017) — Avustaja — 841 kappaletta, 36 arvostelua
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (2017) — Johdanto — 705 kappaletta, 31 arvostelua
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology (2015) — Avustaja — 301 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Avustaja — 295 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Avustaja — 282 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Avustaja — 247 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Avustaja — 216 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Avustaja — 191 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Infinite Stars (2017) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (2012) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
After the Rain (2021) — Original story — 101 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier (2011) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers (2012) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Seeds of Change (2008) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
After the End: Recent Apocalypses (2013) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 88 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Black Panther (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection) (2022) — Esipuhe — 70 kappaletta
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIX (2013) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Lagos Noir (2018) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
Twelve Tomorrows (2018) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Street Magicks (2016) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Clarkesworld: Issue 032 (May 2009) (2009) — Tekijä — 16 kappaletta
Africanfuturism: An Anthology — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wonder Woman Black & Gold (2021) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Strange Adventures (2014) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Marvel-Verse: Black Panther (2020) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
The Best of Strange Horizons: Year One : September 2000-August 2001 (2003) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tor.com Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler (2015) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Tekijä — 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Decision Points (2016) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Clarkesworld: Issue 054 (March 2011) (2011) — Tekijä — 9 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Okorafor, Nnedimma Nkemdili
Muut nimet
Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (former married name)
Syntymäaika
1974-04-08
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA (Birth)
Syntymäpaikka
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Asuinpaikat
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Koulutus
University of Illinois (BA|Rhetoric|1996)
Michigan State University (MA|Journalism|1999)
University of Illinois, Chicago (MA|English|2002, PhD|English|2007)
Ammatit
Professor of Creative Writing
writer
Organisaatiot
Chicago State University
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
The Macmillan Writers Prize
WisCon Guest of Honor (2010)
The Goodnow Award for Creative Writing
The Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism Short Story Contest
The Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award for Nonfiction
Agentti
Donald Maass
Janell Walden Agyeman (Marie Brown & Associates)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Nnedi Okorafor is an award-winning novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”. Nnedi holds a PhD in English.

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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5587495020

At some point, I want to give individual ratings, because I really liked “Binti,” “Binti: Sacred Fire” and “Binti: Home” - I liked “Binti: The Night Masquerade” until the closing chapters when things started to feel a little strange. I’d probably call this a 3.5/5 instead of just 3, but it’s closer to a 3 than a 4 for me, and I can’t do half ratings.

The writing is pretty splendid. It’s approachable, and the stories are interesting. I was interested in all of the devices, the cultural examinations, and Binti’s exploration of her different identities and how they impacted one another. I did get a little annoyed at frequently seeing the phrase, “a Meduse-like people” - it made the world feel much less diverse than it portends (that world being Oomza Uni). I think using the word “astrolabe” for that device is a very cool detail.

Binti’s reactions to some events and people in the second half of “The Night Masquerade” really puzzled me. Some of it just didn’t make sense. I needed a lot more out of Dele and I have to say I agreed with Mwinyi’s assessment of the rather performative mourning over one character.

I also thought the frequent incorporation of other species DNA to be a little challenging. How many things can one person be? That is explored very lightly in here, and would be something to explore further. It started to feel very trope-ish with the last one. Similarly, I felt some things got very rushed and convenient explanations (especially at Oomza Uni), but that’s the price to be paid for short form.

I think I’d love another story or two about Binti’s time at Oomza Uni! All in all, I enjoyed reading these.
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ThomasEB | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 4, 2024 |
I liked this a lot. Yes it's very short and therefore moves very quickly but I thought that was mostly fine. I'm not sure I would have become friends with Okwu after watching them and their people kill hundreds of people right in front of me and then also tell me they were justified. I get why she came up with the whole peace-treaty-ambassador plan because obviously you wouldn't want MORE people to die and peace > war... but IDK, like yeah I like Okwu too by the end because of how it's written so it kind of makes sense but... I don't know that just seems like kind of a huge deal. That being said, it is a YA book so I can look past it I guess. She does bring it up a lot too so it's not like she just forgot I just thought that given the war and brutal murders things were actually solved pretty easily. I'd like to believe it can happen that way though, the power of communication and all that.

I don't read a lot of sci-fi in general, it's really not my thing (usually), but I thought that this was generally easy to follow and very readable. I think this is especially impressive in this sort of big outer space world sci-fi with original concepts and new names for things. It didn't treat me like I was stupid which I liked but I also felt like I basically understood everything as much as I needed to. That just seems really difficult to accomplish and I liked the world a lot. I thought Binti was a great protagonist too. My biggest issue when reading wasn't related to the book at all. Right at the very end I swear every bird in my city decided to start chirping as loud as possible. It was SO distracting and I could barely focus at all. This however, was absolutely not the book's fault (as far as I know).
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ZetaRiemann | 245 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 28, 2024 |
The story was engaging. I love a good journey, odyssey story. This is the journey of Ejii, a 15-year old shadow speaker set in Niger in the year 2074. It was interesting but not the best sci-fi work I’ve read. I love the African and Muslim elements. This something we rarely come across in science fiction books.

Thank you Netgalley and Daw books for the copy.
 
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krizia_lazaro | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 25, 2024 |
I just couldn't get into this book like I did in the first book.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |

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