A lyrical summer read

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor is a mystical tale, set in a fictional post-apocalypse Africa. The future is still haunted by some of the same horrific problems of violence, rape, war, and superstition that plague the continent today.

 
Who Fears Death tells the story of a young woman born out of rape and violence. She uses her “supernatural powers and strength of character to show her peel a better way. Nnedi Okorafor’s writing is at times almost poetic. The situations she places her characters in could be ripped from today’s headlines. She skillfully interweaves the story of an awkward young woman’s coming of age with a commentary on violence, war, systematic rape, racism, and mysticism. The result is compelling and unforgettable. This is a young writer to watch. Who Fear’s Death is available this June, just in time to take to the beach!

 

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