skip to content
Who fears death Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Who fears death

Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: London : HarperVoyager, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 9780008288716 0008288712 9780008288709 0008288704
OCLC Number: 1030847965
Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Nnedi Okorafor.

Abstract:

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  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Praise for Nnedi Okorafor: `There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics.'Ursula Le Guin `Nnedi Okorafor writes Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1030847965> # Who fears death
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "1030847965" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Place/africa> ; # Africa.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/magic> ; # Magic
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/genocide_africa> ; # Genocide--Africa
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/girls> ; # Girls
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/genocide> ; # Genocide
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/fantasy_fiction> ; # Fantasy fiction
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Topic/dystopias> ; # Dystopias
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Person/okorafor_nnedi> ; # Nnedi Okorafor
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2018" ;
   schema:datePublished "2018" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/695260611> ;
   schema:genre "Fantasy fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Who fears death"@en ;
   schema:productID "1030847965" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008288709> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008288716> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1030847965> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/695260611#Person/okorafor_nnedi> # Nnedi Okorafor
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Okorafor" ;
   schema:givenName "Nnedi" ;
   schema:name "Nnedi Okorafor" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008288709>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0008288704" ;
   schema:isbn "9780008288709" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780008288716>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0008288712" ;
   schema:isbn "9780008288716" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.