WorldCat Identities

Okorafor, Nnedi

Works: 76 works in 262 publications in 5 languages and 13,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction  Paranormal fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works  Science fiction comics  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3615.K67, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nnedi Okorafor
Akata witch by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer
Who fears death by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue. Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny -- to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture -- and eventually death itself
Akata warrior by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue, along with her friends from the the Leopard Society, travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they fight in a climactic battle to save humanity
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself--but first she has to make it there, alive
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred by Damian Duffy( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler's mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler's most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South
Star Wars : from a certain point of view( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination. In celebration of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, this book shines the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, brings together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope -- from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There's never been a Star Wars book like it!
The book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an 'accelerated woman'--only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7. Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7's refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape. But Phoenix's escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity's future"--
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity's first contact with an alien ambassador--and prevent mass extinction--in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action. After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world's fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth's political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between 17 million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giantspider, or a god revealed"--
Binti : home by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places. And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders. But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace. After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?
Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zahrah, a timid thirteen-year-old girl, undertakes a dangerous quest into the Forbidden Greeny Jungle to seek the antidote for her best friend after he is bitten by a snake, and finds knowledge, courage, and hidden powers along the way
Chicken in the kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakened by strange sounds, Anyaugo discovers a giant chicken in her kitchen and has to muster the courage to remove it before the chicken destroys her family's preparations for the New Yam Festival
Binti : the night masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene--though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives--and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all."--Publisher's description
The shadow speaker by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In West Africa in 2070, after fifteen-year-old "shadow speaker" Ejii witnesses her father's beheading, she embarks on a dangerous journey across the Sahara to find Jaa, her father's killer, and upon finding her, she also discovers a greater purpose to her life and to the mystical powers she possesses
Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder - and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it. This searing graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's science fiction classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white - and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word"--
Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Black Panther and an Avenger, T'Challa has had to save the world time and again - but those duties pale in comparison to his responsibilities as king of Wakanda
Kabu kabu by Nnedi Okorafor( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a variety of takes on the future of Africa, including robots serving foreign interests find common cause with artists, women fall victim to society's order, and assassins ponder the effects of their efforts to provoke reform
The Djinn falls in love & other stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. Some have called them genies: these are the Djinn. There is no part of the world that does not know them
Who fears death : a novel by Nnedi Okorafor( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different
L. Ron Hubbard presents writers of the future. the year's thirteen best tales from the Writers of the Future international writers' program by L. Ron Hubbard( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn the page & hellip;open your eyes ... and look into the futureThey unleash the power of dreams and unlock the secrets of the universe. They bend time, twist perception, and put a new spin on the laws of physics. They show us who we are, what we may become, and how far we can go. They are the Writers of the Future. Experience their vision."Keep the Writers of the Future going. It's what keeps sci-fi alive."--ORSON SCOTT CARD
Edge of Venomverse by Matthew Rosenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Venomverse, there is Edge of Venomverse! It's a symbiotic smorgasbord of stories, each featuring a major character becoming Venomized - all destined to feed into the main event itself! When the young mutant clone designated X-23 bonds with an alien parasite, can she hold it together - or is she doomed to give in to bloodlust? It's a nightmare in pink when Gwenpool turns into a sword-slinging, web-swinging master of disaster! Robbie Reyes becomes the symiotic spirit of vengeance, the Host Rider! Years in the future, meet the lethal Wolvenom in a terrifying tale set after the epic events of the original Old Man Logan! And when Deadpool bonds with Venom, just call him the Symbiote with the Slobber! Plus: War stories featuring Venomized versions of Punisher, Rocket Raccoon and more!"--Page 4 of cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Akata witch
Who fears deathZahrah the WindseekerThe shadow speakerWho fears death : a novel
Alternative Names
Mbachu Nnedi Okorafor-

Mbachu, Nnedi Okorafor 1974-

Nnedi Okorafor American writer

Nnedi Okorafor Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Nnedi Okorafor écrivaine nigéro-américaine de fantaisie et de science-fiction

Nnedi Okorafor escriptora estatunidenca

Nnedi Okorafor escritora estadounidense

Nnedi Okorafor nigerianisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Nnedi Okorafor scrittrice statunitense

Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi.

Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi 1974-

Okorafor Nnedi

Okorafor, Nnedi 1974-

Okorafor, Nnedimma Nkemdili.

Okorafor, Nnedimma Nkemdili 1974-

ננדי אוקורפור סופרת אמריקאית

オコルフォア, ナディ


English (147)

German (5)

French (4)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)