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Lagoon

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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.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 21mm | 267g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781444762761
  • 75,827

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Praise for Who Fears Death:

'A fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling'
Publishers Weekly
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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 *
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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, Who Fears Death, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel,and Lagoon, which Ngugi wa Thiong'o, author of Wizard of the Crow, calls 'a thing of magic and beauty.'

She lives in New York, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
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Rating details

7,005 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,375)
4 38% (2,679)
3 30% (2,106)
2 9% (647)
1 3% (198)
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