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Nnedi Okorafor

Autor(a) de Binti

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About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor was born on April 8, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Clarion Writers Workshop in Lansing, Michigan and earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois. Currently she is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo mostrar mais (SUNY). Her awards include a 2001 Hurston-Wright literary award for her story Amphibious Green, The Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for Zahrah the Windseeker, the Carl Brandon Parallax Award for The Shadow Speaker, the 2007-08 winner of the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa for Long Juju Man, the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Who Fears Death, and her science fiction novella Binti won the 2016 Nebula Award (Best Novella) and the 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Novella. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Nnedi Okorafor

Binti (2015) 2,868 exemplares
Akata Witch (2011) 2,252 exemplares
Who Fears Death (2010) 2,212 exemplares
Binti: Home (2017) 1,222 exemplares
Binti: The Night Masquerade (2018) 980 exemplares
Lagoon (2014) 931 exemplares
Akata Warrior (2017) 785 exemplares
Remote Control (2021) 661 exemplares
Binti: The Complete Trilogy (2020) 606 exemplares
The Book of Phoenix (2015) 583 exemplares
Zahrah the Windseeker (2005) 488 exemplares
The Shadow Speaker (2007) 391 exemplares
Noor (2021) 390 exemplares
Kabu Kabu (2013) 290 exemplares
Akata Woman (2022) 235 exemplares
Ikenga (2020) 210 exemplares
LaGuardia (2019) 187 exemplares
Black Panther: Long Live the King (2018) 114 exemplares
Chicken in the Kitchen (2015) — Autor — 88 exemplares
Hello, Moto (2011) 76 exemplares
The Black Pages (2021) 69 exemplares
Shuri Vol. 2: 24/7 Vibranium (2019) — Autor — 67 exemplares
Wakanda Forever (2018) 54 exemplares
Just Out of Jupiter's Reach (2023) 52 exemplares
Like Thunder (2023) 30 exemplares
Shuri (2018-) #1 (2018) 27 exemplares
Long Juju Man (2009) 20 exemplares
Shuri: Wakanda Forever (2020) — Autor — 20 exemplares
The Girl with the Magic Hands (2013) 19 exemplares
Black Panther: Long Live the King #1 - Blackout (2017) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Shuri (2018-) #2 (2019) 15 exemplares
African Monsters: Volume 2 (2015) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Scenic Route (2021) 13 exemplares
Without A Map (2010) 11 exemplares
Black Panther: Long Live the King #2 - The Sacrifice (2017) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Shuri (2018-) #3 (2019) 10 exemplares
Spider the Artist 10 exemplares
Shuri #8 (2019) 9 exemplares
LaGuardia  #1 (2018) 9 exemplares
Shuri (2018-) #5 (2019) 9 exemplares
Shuri (2018-) #4 (2019) 8 exemplares
Shuri #9 (2019) 8 exemplares
Shuri #10 (2019) 8 exemplares
Marvel-Verse: Shuri (2022) 8 exemplares
She Who Knows: Firespitter (2024) 5 exemplares
Sacred Fire (2019) 5 exemplares
The Magical Negro 3 exemplares
Antar: The Black Knight (2019) 3 exemplares
Wahala 3 exemplares
The Albino Girl 3 exemplares
Rusties 2 exemplares
The Palm Tree Bandit 2 exemplares
Moom! {short story} 2 exemplares
Mother of Invention (2018) 2 exemplares
The Baboon War 2 exemplares
African Sunrise 2 exemplares
Nattens magiska mask (2022) 2 exemplares
Mujer Akata (2023) 1 exemplar
Kim Korkar Ölümden (2019) 1 exemplar
The Go-Slow 1 exemplar
LaGuardia #3 (2019) 1 exemplar
On the Road {story} (2013) 1 exemplar
Akata witch 1 exemplar
Akate Warrior 1 exemplar
UC_Who Fears Death 1 exemplar
Asunder 1 exemplar
LaGuardia #4 (2019) 1 exemplar
Boy With Two Faces (2017) 1 exemplar
Afrofuturist 419 1 exemplar
Tumaki 1 exemplar
Icon 1 exemplar
Ozioma the Wicked 1 exemplar
Antar #1 1 exemplar
The Ghastly Bird 1 exemplar
The Carpet 1 exemplar
The Black Stain 1 exemplar
Biafra 1 exemplar
Bakasi Man 1 exemplar
Akate Witch 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,234 exemplares
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (2017) — Introdução — 679 exemplares
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 278 exemplares
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Robot Uprisings (2014) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original (2012) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuidor, algumas edições138 exemplares
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier (2011) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
After the Rain (2021) — Original story — 98 exemplares
AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers (2012) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Seeds of Change (2008) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
After the End: Recent Apocalypses (2013) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The Apex Book of World SF 2 (2012) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Black Panther (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection) (2022) — Prefácio — 69 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXIX (2013) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Future Tense Fiction: Stories of Tomorrow (2019) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Lagos Noir (2018) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (2014) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Twelve Tomorrows (2018) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII (2002) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 36 (2020) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Street Magicks (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5: Writing and Racial Identity (2011) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 032 (May 2009) (2009) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Africanfuturism: An Anthology — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
A Year Without a Winter (2019) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Strange Adventures (2014) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Tor.com Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 10 • March 2011 (2011) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Wonder Woman Black & Gold (2021) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Marvel-Verse: Black Panther (2020) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Decision Points (2016) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 054 (March 2011) (2011) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Okorafor, Nnedimma Nkemdili
Outros nomes
Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi (former married name)
Data de nascimento
1974-04-08
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA (Birth)
Local de nascimento
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Educação
University of Illinois (BA|Rhetoric|1996)
Michigan State University (MA|Journalism|1999)
University of Illinois, Chicago (MA|English|2002, PhD|English|2007)
Ocupações
Professor of Creative Writing
writer
Organizações
Chicago State University
Prémios e menções honrosas
The Macmillan Writers Prize
WisCon Guest of Honor (2010)
The Goodnow Award for Creative Writing
The Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism Short Story Contest
The Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award for Nonfiction
Agente
Donald Maass
Janell Walden Agyeman (Marie Brown & Associates)

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Nnedi Okorafor is an award-winning novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”. Nnedi holds a PhD in English.

Membros

Críticas

I always enjoy how Okorafor challenges gender and often Tribal affiliations as well. This book is an interesting story that offers deeper insight. I loved the journey to the salt and the way Najeeba continuously surprises herself.

Advanced Reader's Copy Provided by Edelweiss.
 
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jennybeast | 1 outra crítica | Apr 17, 2024 |
This one was just not one for me.
Rating is more like 2.75 so I rounded up.

It’s a unique and interesting story, sure. I guess I just had a hard time staying interested in this one.
 
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RochelleJones | 125 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
This review is also featured on Behind the Pages: Binti

As one of the Himba people, Binti carries a piece of her homeland with her in the form of clay. Covering her body and hair, the clay is a steadfast reminder of her culture and heritage. As Binti makes her way to the University transport, she will face scorn due to her appearance. Yet she is wise and does not give in to social pressure. Binti is an enriching character, staying true to herself and her beliefs despite the opposition she faces.

But this is where the worldbuilding of Binti’s people ends. Readers are told her family will disown her for leaving the planet, and aside from what she carries on her person, their culture isn't expanded on. There are many moments in Binti where only the surface explanation is given. When Binti begins to form friendships it is told to the reader rather than shown. The connection is not formed quickly enough for the events of the books to emotionally impact the reader.

When Binti faces the Meduse, the story picks up speed and adds an almost horror like quality to the writing. The trauma she endures is told to the reader, and Binti’s reactions are shown, yet the emotional side is not apparent. Physically Binti reacts terrified and lost, but readers are not allowed deep enough into Binti’s thoughts to experience it.

Binti is a quick reading novella with both horror and sci-fi elements. This is a book for readers who enjoy plot development and fast-moving scenes.
… (mais)
 
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Letora | 241 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
This novella is the back story of one of the characters from Who Fears Death. I haven’t read it, but She Who Knows stands perfectly well on its own.

The world is post-apocalyptic, afro-futuristic and fascinating. There is technology, but also strange spirits, strange creatures and things that feel like magic. The vibes are reminiscent of Binti, but the story is less emotionally wrenching (it’s not a criticism, I just mean that it has a calmer feel).

Najeeba is of the Osu-nu, the “untouchables” of the Okeke peoples. Osu-nu harvest salt, and their salt caravans travel on paths forbidden to anyone else. People Know when to go on the salt path. It’s the men who do this (because tradition!), but then the girl Najeeba Knows as well. This is the path that will lead her towards other strange talents.

The writing sparkles with sunshine, salt crystals, and mystery. Nnedi Okorafor, thank you for yet another good story.

Thanks a lot to NetGalley and the publisher for the free e-book!
… (mais)
 
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Alexandra_book_life | 1 outra crítica | Mar 31, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
98
Also by
62
Membros
16,516
Popularidade
#1,374
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
1,010
ISBN
246
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
53

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