Who Fears Death

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by Nnedi Okorafor

 

An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.

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An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means “Who Fears Death?” in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny – to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture – and eventually death itself.

HBO has also closed deals for Who Fears Death, a drama series in development, which will be executive produced by Game Of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo.

The Who Fears Death TV series, will be written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, and is based on this sci-fi fantasy novel by Nnedi Okorafo.

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Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults.
Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is 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”.

HBO has also closed deals for Nnedi Okorafor’s book Who Fears Death, a drama series in development, which will be executive produced by Game Of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo.

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