Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”.

Nnedi’s books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel), Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner).

Her latest works include her novel The Book of Phoenix (an Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist), her Binti Trilogy (the first of which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella) and her children’s book Chicken in the Kitchen (winner of an Africana Book Award). The final installment of the Binti Trilogy (titled The Night Masquerade) will be released in September and the sequel to Akata Witch (title Akata Warrior) is due out in October. Nnedi is a Full Professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY).


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Series by Nnedi Okorafor
Who Fears Death (2 books)
Binti (4 books)
Akata Witch (2 books)

Books by Nnedi Okorafor
Zahrah the Windseeker N/A
The Shadow Speaker N/A
Long Juju Man N/A
Who Fears Death (Who Fears Death #1) 6.00   1
Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) 8.00   2
Kabu Kabu N/A
Lagoon 7.50   2
The Book of Phoenix (Who Fears Death #2) 8.00   1
Binti (Binti #1) 6.60   5
Binti: Home (Binti #2) 4.00   1
Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) 8.00   1
Binti: The Night Masquerade (Binti #3) 4.00   1
Binti: The Complete Trilogy 5.00   1
Ikenga 7.00   1
Remote Control 8.00   4
Noor 7.50   2

Speculative Fiction Novels (16)


2021 | science fiction

2021 | fantasy

2020 | fantasy, young adult
(Binti)
2019 | science fiction, collection
(Binti #3 of 3)
2018 | science fiction
(Akata Witch #2 of 2)
2017 | fantasy, young adult
(Binti #2 of 3)
2017 | science fiction
(Binti #1 of 3)
2015 | science fiction
(Who Fears Death #2 of 2)
2015 | science fiction, magical realism

2014 | science fiction

2013 | fantasy, short stories
(Akata Witch #1 of 2)
2011 | fantasy, young adult
(Who Fears Death #1 of 2)
2010 | science fiction, magical realism

2009 | fantasy, young adult

2007 | fantasy, young adult

2005 | fantasy, young adult