Creator / Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor (born Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor, previously known as Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, April 8, 1974) is a Nigerian-American fantasy writer. She was born in the United States to two Igbo Nigerian immigrant parents. She has a doctorate in English and is a professor at Chicago State University. She is inspired by Octavia Butler, Stephen King, Philip Pullman, Tove Jansson, Hayao Miyazaki and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.

Her first novel, Zahrah the Windseeker, was published in 2005.

She mainly writes Urban Fantasy books that are based on Nigerian myths and culture. She also averts most of the Medieval European Fantasy tropes in her novels.

Works with a page on this wiki:

Other selected works:

  • Long Juju Man (2009)
  • Iridessa and the Fire-Bellied Dragon Frog (2011)
  • Iridessa and the Secret of the Never Mine (2012)
  • Kabu-Kabu (2013)
  • Lagoon (2014)
  • Binti (2015)
  • Binti: Home (2017)
  • Akata Warrior (2017)


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