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Nnedi Okorafor, Akwaeke Emezi, Tochi Onyebuchi, Tade Thompson Are 2020 Locus Awards Finalists

The 2020 Locus Awards shortlists have been announced, and four African writers have books nominated in various categories. Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet and Tochi Onyebuchi’s War Girls are nominated in the Young Adult Novel category. Tade Thompson’s The Rosewater Insurrection/The Rosewater Redemption is nominated in Science Fiction Novel. Nnedi Okorafor for Binti: Sacred Fire in the Novelette […]

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Hulu Orders TV Adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti, To Be Co-written by Her & Watchmen Screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour

The American network Hulu has ordered a TV series adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor‘s novella Binti, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show, to be run by former HBO executive Michael Ellenberg and his Media Res studio, will have its script co-written by the Naijamerican novelist and the screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour, whose credits include HBO’s Watchmen and […]

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Writers on Social Media: Vol. 3 | Leila Aboulela at Sudan Revolution Rally, Chimamanda Dancing, Presidents on Koleka Putuma & Lesley Arimah, OluTimehin Adegbeye on Sexual Assault, & More

What did writers do on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook recently? As with our first and second volumes in the series, we went through some timelines to bring you what has been happening. Leila Aboulela Reading Poetry at a Sudanese Revolution Support Rally in Aberdeen Is the Political Inspiration We Need The post in full: My […]

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The Binti Trilogy | Read Chapter One of Nnedi Okorafor’s “The Night of the Masquerade”

Tor.com has published an excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s The Night of the Masquerade, the third book in her Binti trilogy. Binti: The Night Masquerade will be published on January 16 by Tor.com Publishing. Here is a synopsis: Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, […]

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Photos | Nommo Awards 2017: How Africa’s First Ever Speculative Fiction Awards Ceremony Happened

The announcement of the winners of the inaugural Nommo Awards took place at the ongoing 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Nommo Awards, founded in 2016 by the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS), recognise the finest fantasy or science fiction works by Africans. The ASFS is a body of African writers, […]

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On Hidden Figures, Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti, and Ethnicity in Stories | by YetAnotherHero

This isn’t an in-depth article or a traditional essay. It’s a post on reddit. But we love the connections it makes between Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti and Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterfly. Those of you who are familiar with Okorafor’s three-part space odyssey titled Binti know that it stars an African girl who goes on […]

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Book Excerpt | Binti Home | by Nnedi Okoafor

The long-awaited sequel to Binti comes out in a few weeks. Ahead of the official release, an excerpt of the story was published on io9.gizmodo.com. At the end of book one, Binti arrives at Oomza University after an unbelievably horrifying inter-galactic odyssey. Notwithstanding, she’s succeeded in establishing an alliance, perhaps, a shaky one between humans and the […]

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American Sci-fi Community Names Okorafor’s Binti the Best Novella of 2015

Nnedi Okorafor’s writing is out of this world, and now she has yet another award to prove it. Her 2015 book, Binti, has just won the Nebula Award for best novella. The Nebula awards are given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in recognition of the best contributions to sci-fi/fantasy from […]

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