Who Fears Death

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Daw Books, Incorporated, 2011 - Fiction - 386 pages
32 Reviews
The critically-acclaimed novel-now in paperback.

In a far-future, post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa, genocide plagues one region. When the only surviving member of a slain 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 her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelege of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers she possesses a remarkable and unique magic. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to confront nature, tradition, history, the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and eventually to learn why she was given the unusual name she bears: Who Fears Death?

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User Review  - Margot - Goodreads

Onyesonwu, a young woman conceived through violent means, has magical powers nearly beyond her control and an evil father who is bent on her destruction and the destruction of her people. Nnedi ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

A "review" made of non-sequential and probably only personally relevant observations. I've always dreamed vividly, even my lesser dreams are beyond technicolor, hyperreal. When I wake I can remember ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has been the winner of many awards for her short stories and young adult books, and won a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death. Nnedi's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. She can be contacted via her website, www.nnedi.com.

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