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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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Read an excerpt of my forthcoming novella "Binti" here. It's the first story that I've written set in outer space and it features a girl whose people are based on the Himba people of Namibia. 
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+Nnedi Okorafor This is very, very good. I'll be buying this when it comes out. 
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"Through a host of outstanding formal innovations, Okorafor shows that science fiction is not some outlandish literary form that is then imposed on an African setting. The novel demonstrates that African imaginaries have always been science-fictional." ...YES. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
There are some who might think that the very premise of Nnedi Okorafor’s novel Lagoon —aliens landing in Lagos — is a bit far reaching. After all, if the science fiction cannon is anything to go by...
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SFF180 reviews The Book of Phoenix on youtube. An opening quote: "The Book of Phoenix is perhaps the angriest SFF novel to broadside the genre since Joanna Russ' The Female Man."
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Lightspeed Magazine reviews LAGOON *Lots of Spoilers, so here's the crux of it*:

"Lagoon is a fantastic, brisk novel that carries with it an entirely different tone and feel than that of any other first-contact novel that I’ve ever read. Okorafor deftly waves together social commentary from Nigeria and has created a vibrant Lagos: it’s a character unto itself, and one that I hope that we’ll see again in the future."
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My short story, "Poison Fish" was mentioned in WIRED. 👍🏾 Listen to me read the story for WBEZ's After Water project here: https://soundcloud.com/afterwa…/after-water-ep-1-poison-fish
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there is so much awesome in this list, omg. it goes on and on and on. don't click unless you have time. if you have work to do, save it for when you take a break! :-)
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A sneak peak at my forthcoming children's book, CHICKEN IN THE KITCHEN (Lantana Publishing, Sept 1)
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Fellow speculative fiction author Monica Byrne and I were quoted in this awesome article in The Atlantic. 👍🏾
A gender imbalance among prognosticators means the road ahead looks a whole lot like Tomorrowland—and not in a good way.
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Gary Wolfe is the one reviewer who has read every story I've written (from short story to novel). Aside from being on the best reviewers in his field, he can connect all the dots with my work in ways no one else can. So I watch for and read his reviews. Here's the one he did of THE BOOK OF PHOENIX.
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Another nice review of Lagoon.:-D  "The blending of myth, social commentary, innovative storytelling, satirical bite, and pulp energy is unique, exciting, and very welcome. Reading it is like meeting an entire city, then watching it grow fins and swim away."
The aliens came to Lagos first, and now, finally, there's a US edition. Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon, written as a response to District 9, published in the UK last year, and available stateside from Saga Press as of last week, imagines a world in which aliens arrive in Lagos, Nigeria. As in the
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LAGOON receives a glowing review on NPR. 👍🏾
Nnedi Okorafor's new book imagines an alien landing in the waters just off Lagos, Nigeria. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it chaotic and beautiful, though occasionally dizzyingly difficult to read.
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FYI- Tomorrow, I'll be signing/doodling on/adorning books in my favorite Chicago restaurant. I'd love to see you there. 
Join AfriWare Books for a very special author luncheon, reading, and book launch with world acclaimed author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor ( www.nnedi.com ).  Her latest novels are titled, "Lagoon" (July...
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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)
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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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