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.