Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor
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Who Fears Death


Wow! This is an intense book. It's about a prophesy of a savior of an ethnic cleansing and the girl who seems to be its fulfullment. It has sorcerers and juju and magical beings in a post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa. It's also about weaponized rape and female genital mutilation. It's not for the light-hearted. If you read it, it will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Just reflecting on it to write this review leaves me all shaky inside. This book was nominated for a slew of awards, winning the World Fantasy Award in 2011.

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