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Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor
Who Fears Death
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Read Nnedi Okorafor's posts on the Penguin Blog. An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post- apocalyptic Africa. In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have... show more
Read Nnedi Okorafor's posts on the Penguin Blog. An award-winning literary author presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post- apocalyptic Africa. In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue. Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny-to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture-and eventually death itself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780756406172 (075640617X)
Publisher: DAW Hardcover
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
3.0 WHO FEARS DEATH by NNEDI OKORAFOR
This book was way too mystical for me. I had read that it was dystopian but didn't see that until about halfway through the book when there was talk about the great book. This great book was very pivotal toward the end but I was lost/bored by then. If you removed the mysticism, it's pretty much a bo...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
2.0 Who Fears Death
92. WHO FEARS DEATH, BY NNEDI OKORAFORRecommended by Nina. Not my first Nnedi Okorafor book, I’ve previously read Zahrah the Windseeker. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much... I do appreciate the recommendation, though.Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the dominant religion follows t...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 Who Fears Death
A day later and I'm still not sure what to think of this book. It's amazing, to be sure. Let's just say that it gave me a variety of complex emotions, much more than most books' endings. Warning for violent rape scenes throughout.
Sam's Booklikes
Sam's Booklikes rated it
5.0 Who Fears Death
(Refers to the audiobook.)"A journey."This book is a journey, and it is at times an intentionally uncomfortable one. Set in a (far?) future subsaharan Africa, racially-based genocides continue between the Nuru and the Okeke. An "Ewu" girl (the result of the rape of an Okeke by a Nuru man) is given t...
crstarlette
crstarlette rated it
Set in post-apocalyptic Africa, there were things about this fantasy that made me cringe, like rape, 11-year-old girls getting circumcised, discrimination and hate in general. On the bright side (Yes, there is one!), I found that having characters that have really suffered gave me more to care about...
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