Nnedi Okorafor sent fans into a tizzy on her birthday a week ago when she posted a photo of her latest manuscript on social media.

“It’s my birthday today (whoo!),” she writes on Instagram,  “and the first thing I did was send the completed manuscript of my next adult novel to my editor at @dawbooks.” The caption accompanied the image pictured above.

Comments on Okorafor’s post range from congratulations on the completed work to enthusiastic guesses as to the title’s meaning. Could it be the name of a protagonist? Is the jewelry a clue?

Like everyone else, we are completely in the dark as to what the novel is about. We’ll let you know as we find out more!

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