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Who fears death

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Published by Daw Books, Inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Magic,
  • Genocide,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.

    Edition Notes

    StatementNnedi Okorafor
    SeriesDAW book collectors -- no. 1512
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3615.K67 W48 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination386 p. ;
    Number of Pages386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24861964M
    ISBN 10075640617X
    ISBN 109780756406172
    LC Control Number2011389634
    OCLC/WorldCa462898816


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Beagle, bestselling author of The Last Unicorn. Editorial Review An Origin Story Nnedi Okorafor is a writer of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. She is know for her young adult novels, including The Shadow Speaker and Zahrah the Windseeker.

“My life fell apart when I was sixteen. Papa died.” Those are the opening lines of Who Fears Death. Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor Published 2 Jul by Gin Jenny I’ve read a few articles recently about diversity in fantasy, the main point of which is, There is diversity in fantasy, and if you don’t see it then you’re not paying attention.

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My mother named me Onyesonwu. It means “Who fears death?” She named me well. I was born twenty years ago, during troubled times.

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Participants will explore many themes that the book and characters grapple with including gender roles, queerness, culture, and spirituality. Facilitated by Dr. Lynette Jackson (UIC, African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies). About The Book. Praise for Who Fears Death "Haunting and absolutely brilliant.

My heart and guts are all turned inside out." --John Green, New York Times-bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars "Who Fears Death is one of the most striking, chilling, truly fascinating, and all-around remarkable novels I've read in a very long time."4/5(K).

This book is written in a clear language and has that simple style for which Nnedi Okorafor is known. But it lacks a certain quality her later books have. Who Fears Death is an SFF story that is set in post-apocalyptic Africa.

An era where magic trumps science, where oceans are a myth, and everyone knows the desert intimately. An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor - Writer's Symposium by the Sea - Duration: University of California Television (UCTV) 2, views.

The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafors powerful, memorable, superhuman women. Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New Yorks Tower /5(4).

Who Fears Death is a post-apocalyptic parable that teaches lessons on how ignorance, apathy, and prejudice can kill, but how truth and knowledge are the keys to life.

Zetta Brown is an author and the editor in chief at LL-Publications. This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Who Fears Death. Part 1 of the novel provides the backstory for the main character and principal narrator, Onyesonwu.

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This is dictated by the Great Book, which the Okeke seem resigned to follow. International award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor enters the world of magical realist literature with a powerful story of genocide in the far future and of the woman who reshapes her world. In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways, yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land.

After years of enslaving the Okeke people, the Nuru. In this sense, Who Fears Death is, beneath its “adult” trappings very much still a YA book, more intent on lovingly explicating the heroine’s education and how she eventually fits herself into the adult world rather than on exploring her mature life, which transpires, if.

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In she returned to young adult with Akata Witch (Viking/Penguin), which was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and nominated for the Andre Norton mater: University of Illinois, Chicago (PhD).