3.62 (7,495 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 
3.62 (7,495 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$17.03

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before.

But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world... and themselves.

'There was no time to flee. No time to turn. No time to shriek. And there was no pain. It was like being thrown into the stars.'
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 233 x 25mm | 424g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444762753
  • 9781444762754
  • 648,310

Review quote

Praise for Who Fears Death:

'A fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling' * Publishers Weekly * Beautifully written, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best, * Library Journal Review * Both wondrously magical and terribly realistic. * Washington Post *
show more

About Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including Zahrah the Windseeker, which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, and Who Fears Death, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She lives in Chicago, where she is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University.
show more

Rating details

3.62 out of 5 stars
- 7,495 ratings
5 20% (1,473)
4 38% (2,845)
3 30% (2,269)
2 9% (691)
1 3% (217)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X