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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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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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

  1. Obinna Udenwe May 12, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    I am glad for her. Progress only!

  2. Oyin Oludipe May 12, 2014 at 5:22 am #

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

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

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