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. 

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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.

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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