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Nnedi Okorafor
Works at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Vox Day had the nerve to tweet some nonsense to me today (first time he's spoken directly to me), so I just needed to set some things straight before getting back to more important things like editing, writing, film developing, syllabus writing, juju-working, grasshopper-catching, etc.

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Congratulations on your well deserved Hugo!!
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“Akata Witch” has magic people, non-magic people, kids in adventures. What’s not to love?
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Heh, yeah, I said some things in this news story. Nothing new. ;-)
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Here's great write up featuring Wanuri Kahiu at the Quartz Africa Innovators Summit in Nairobi reading a bit of a brand new science fiction short story we are currently perfecting called "Rusties". ‪#‎Afrofuturism‬

“As far as I know, science and Africa have never been separate," Wanuri Kahiu says.
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Yeah, so I can officially let the alien out of the bag now. -> "Nnedi Okorafor Pens Two More Binti Tales" 🐙
By now you’ll have probably heard that Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti has been shortlisted for a Hugo Award for Best Novella. Way before we heard this news, we asked Nnedi if she’d like t…
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So cool! I received a double review in the Los Angeles Review of Books: "The Multiple Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Nnedi Okorafor’s Literary Nigeria" 🔥💦👽🇳🇬
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Binti won the Hugo Award last night for Best Novella! I'm still somewhat stunned. 😃

Full list of winners here: http://www.thehugoawards.org/2016/08/2016-hugo-awards-announced/
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The story continues...

Here is the cover for Binti Part 2, HOME.

Scheduled for Release January 31, 2017 and currently available for pre-order.

Cover art by David Palumbo, with cover design by Christine Foltzer.

Okorafor's first novella with Tor.com Publishing, Binti, came out to wide acclaim in September 2015. It has been nominated for the Hugo Award, and the British Fantasy Award, the BSFA Award, and won the Nebula Award for Best Novella this year. Binti is the story of a young Himba woman who is offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy, and Binti: Home, out in January, continues the saga of Binti’s adventures in the stars, and her return to her home and her people.
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So this happened. Binti won the Nebula Award for Best Novella. It's been announced all over the place, might as well announce it here, too (cuz it's AWESOME NEWS). :-D
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+Chimezie Ogbuji thanks, Chime! I admit, the main reason I posted this here is because I know you're here. :-D
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YAY! My novella Binti is a Hugo Award finalist! 
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writer/professor
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  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Associate Professor, 2014 - present
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Professor and award-winning author of Who Fears Death (DAW), Akata Witch (Penguin), Zahrah the Windseeker (Houghton Mifflin), and The Shadow Speaker (Disney)
Introduction
Nnedi is the international award-winning author of Who Fears Death (DAW, June 2010), Zahrah the Windseeker (HM), The Shadow Speaker (Disney), and Akata Witch (Penguin Books, 2011)
Bragging rights
winner of the World Fantasy Award, The Wole soyinka Prize, The Macmillan Prize, and The Parallax Award.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Rhetoric- BA, 1992 - 1996
  • Michigan State University
    Journalism- MA, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Literature- MA, 2001 - 2003
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Literature- PhD, 2003 - 2007
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