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    DescriptionRead 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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    Title
    Who Fears Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nnedi Okorafor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780756406172
    ISBN 10: 075640617X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A24655000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    LC classification: PS3615.K67 W48 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    DAW BOOKS
    Imprint name
    DAW BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has been the winner of many awards for her short stories and young adult books, and won a World Fantasy Award for "Who Fears Death." Nnedi's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. She can be contacted via her website, www.nnedi.com.