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Nnedi Okorafor

Biography

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor (nnedi.com) is the first black woman to win the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She has also received Hugo and Nebula Awards. Born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents, and raised in both countries, she holds a Ph.D in English and is a professor at SUNY Buffalo. She divides her time between Buffalo and the suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her daughter Anyaugo (Anya). Nnedi's work has been published both in Africa and the United States, and ranges from early chapter books to adult short stories and longer fiction.

Nnedi Okorafor

Books by Nnedi Okorafor

by Nnedi Okorafor - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction
The newest novel by the author of AKATA WITCH and the forthcoming Marvel comic book series about Shuri Black Panther's sister! A year ago Sunny an American born girl Nigerian girl was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse brought about by the terrifying masquerade Ekwensu. Now stronger feistier and a bit older Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. 
by Nnedi Okorafor - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing --- she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?