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Nnedi Okorafor attends the 70th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.

Nnedi Okorafor is creating a TV series company for Africanfuturist stories. The multi-awarded novelist revealed this on Facebook via a post on 16 April.

The company’s name is Africanfuturism Productions, Inc.

In a reply to a comment by the writer and University of Manchester lecturer Geoff Ryman, she wrote: “TV series are my focus right now. Film is too restrictive.”

Here are screenshots of her post and comment.

 

No further plans have been revealed by the writer, whose 2011 World Fantasy Award-winning novella Who Fears Death is being adapted for HBO by A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R.R. Martin.

We cannot wait to learn more about this project.

Congratulations to Nnedi Okorafor.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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