Fresh from her trending appearance at the Emmys with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martins, Nnedi Okorafor has announced yet another project due in December. She made the revelation on Twitter.
In it, she returns to the universe of her acclaimed, popular Binti trilogy and her novella Lagoon. Focused on a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka, La Guardia will be about African and alien immigrants in Brooklyn. Nnedi will work with the artist Tana Ford to create it.
My latest original project LaGuardia is due out on December. It’s about African and alien immigrants in a Brooklyn apartment building called New Hope. And yes, it’s set in the universe of my #Binti novella trilogy and novel Lagoon. 👽🛸🌍🇳🇬🇿🇦🇸🇸. https://t.co/oRBklu2rxB
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) September 19, 2018
Here is a description of the project from Bleedingcool.com:
Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.
There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, future begins to change. What dark secret is she hiding?