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The Resource Who Fears Death?

Who Fears Death?

Label
Who Fears Death?
Title
Who Fears Death?
Statement of responsibility
Nnedi Okorafor
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language. It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her.Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death
Summary
Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people
Storyline
Pace
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Writing style
Character
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2011
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2010.
  • World Fantasy Award, 2011.
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Cataloging source
BT
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Okorafor, Nnedi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Who Fears Death?
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c9d03a62-8648-4e88-9e33-6bed6e724680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101516003
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Who Fears Death?
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c9d03a62-8648-4e88-9e33-6bed6e724680
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101516003
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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