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Who Fears Death: Modern Fantasy Classic soon to be an HBO series with George RR. Martin as executive producer

Nnedi Okorafor / Nneka Okoye
An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa.Now optioned as a TV series for HBO with executive producer George R.R. Martin!In a post-apocalyptic Africa the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert hoping to die. Instead she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the colour of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different - special - she names her Onyesonwu which means ‘Who fears death?’ in an ancient language.It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu - a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows so do her abilities and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her.Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature tradition history true love and the spiritual mysteries of her culture and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.Nnedi Okorafor's award-winning Who Fears Death is a dark dystopian tale that has been both long-listed and short-listed for numerous prizes. This top science fiction novel is a gripping exploration of survival and destiny in a post-apocalyptic Africa.For fans of N. K. Jemisin (The City We Became) Tade Thompson (The Murders of Molly Southbourne) Tomi Adeyemi (The Garden) P. Djèlí Clark (A Master of Djinn) and Naomi Novik (Unfettered).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Fantasy
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 31st May 2018
  • Duration 14 Hrs. 54 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008288730