Okorafor Nigerians Talk

 

First of all, congrats to Nnedi Okorafor. The French translation of her novel, WHO FEARS DEATH (Qui a Peur de la Mort) makes the shortlist for the French Prize “The Prix Imaginales.” The prize is awarded to the best French translation of a fantasy novel. 

We are also loving the dark grittiness of the cover. The highly-sought-for South African illustrator Joey Hi-Fi designed it. Just in case you were wondering why the cover reminds of Lauren Beukes’s sci-fi hit, Zoo City, Joey Hi-fi designed that too. 

Seeing how captivating and artistic the cover of Okorafor’s novel is, we are not surprised that it is also up for best illustration award.

Congrats to Okorafor! In other news, she is leaving Chicago State University, where she currently teaches, for a tenured position at SUNNY, Buffalo. We wish her all the best! 

WFD Cover French. FINAL

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

2 Responses to “Nnedi Okorafor’s Fantasy Novel Has A Breathtaking French Edition Cover” Subscribe

  1. Obinna Udenwe 2014/05/12 at 03:39 #

    I am glad for her. Progress only!

  2. Oyin Oludipe 2014/05/12 at 05:22 #

    Fantasy from a Nigerian Ibo lady. That’s cool stuff

    Wouldn’t mind getting one. Fagunwa must be feeling sweet.

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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