Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children’s book Long Juju Man (2009) won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death (2010) was a Nebula Award finalist, a Tiptree Honor Book, and the winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Other works include Zahrah the Windseeker (2005), The Shadow Speaker (2007), and Akata Witch (2011). She is currently a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University.
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