About Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award-winning novelist of African-based sci fi, fantasy and magical realism. Born in the USA to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is a professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Buffalo. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards, and the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.

💥Announcement:
My novel SHADOW SPEAKER and its unpublished sequel LIKE THUNDER *finally* have a new home, @dawbooks!

THE DESERT MAGICIAN’S DUOLOGY 📚
Book 1: SHADOW SPEAKER (Sep 26, 2023)
Book 2: LIKE THUNDER (TBA)
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#Africanfuturism

Now available for pre-order
Ok, enough of that discussion.

Here's a moment in the Bahamas two weeks ago that I wouldn't mind returning to for a few hours before I get back to writing. This was just after swimming in the ocean for an hour. Good times. 💙🌊 https://t.co/QrRTCOFwKu
Say someone shows you a racist commercial. The person showing it to you laughs at it, but you feel outraged by it. The laughing person then says, “Lighten up. You give the racists power by getting angry.”

Thoughts on this?
  • What Sunny Saw in the Flames

    What Sunny Saw in the Flames transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, thirteen-year-old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football.  Apart from being good at the beautiful game, she has a special gift: she can see into the future.  At school, she soon becomes part of a special quartet with unique powers. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha explore this exciting realm of strange creatures and dark secrets. The good news is that in this world, your worst defect is actually your greatest asset. But there’s a catch. Someone is kidnapping children and maiming or killing them. The group is asked to help track down the criminal. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames come to reality?

    Nnedi Okorafor’s novel is an absorbing coming-of-age fantasy novel, ideal for young teenagers.


    Author:  Nnedi Okorafor | Print ISBN: 978-9785023855 | Format: Paperback | No of Pages: 229 | Pubication Date: November 2013

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  • What Sunny Saw In The Flames

    What Sunny Saw in the Flames transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, thirteen-year-old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football.  Apart from being good at the beautiful game, she has a special gift: she can see into the future.  At school, she soon becomes part of a special quartet with unique powers. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha explore this exciting realm of strange creatures and dark secrets. The good news is that in this world, your worst defect is actually your greatest asset. But there’s a catch. Someone is kidnapping children and maiming or killing them. The group is asked to help track down the criminal. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames come to reality?

    Nnedi Okorafor’s novel is an absorbing coming-of-age fantasy novel, ideal for young teenagers.


    Author:  Nnedi Okorafor | Print ISBN: 978-1911115106 | E-Book ISBN: 978-1911115113 | Format: Paperback | No of Pages: 229 | Publication Date: July 2016

    £7.99