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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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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is a writer, journalist, & Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. The recipient of the inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature in 2019, he is a judge for The Gerald Kraak Prize and was a judge for The Morland Writing Scholarship in 2019. He is Nonfiction 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 Curator at 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 work in queer equality advocacy in literature has been profiled in Literary Hub. 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 has an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies/English & Literary Studies, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English in a private Nigerian university. 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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