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Jan 8 2014 1:30pm

Kabu-Kabu Sweepstakes!

Start 2014 off right with this amazing collection of short stories from Nnedi Okorafor, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death. In Kabu-Kabu, out now from Prime Books, Okorafor explores different takes on the future of Africa in 20 stories, with robots allying with artists, assasins pondering the effects of their efforts to provoke reform, and women defining their own roles in brutally patriarchal societies.

Read Brit Mandelo’s review of Kabu-Kabu, then check out our Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe with Nnedi Okorafor, where she tells us her favorite word (“Wunderbar!”) and the identity of her Patronus. Then enter to win one of our ten copies of Kabu-Kabu!

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on January 8. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on January 12. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

128 comments
Scott Silver
1. hihosilver28
Oooh, really enjoyed Who Fears Death, would love to read this.
Michael Carter
2. Mcart
Great contest!
Please enter me.
Thanks --
mhr
3. mhr
Awesome, I was just reading about her work yesterday and wondering where to start with her fiction...
mhr
4. Christopher R. Alonso
I've never read any of her works, but I feel like short stories are the way to start. Good luck, everyone!
mhr
7. K. Teagle
Loved Who Fears Death and would love to see more of her ideas!
mhr
9. StaceyJ
I'm definitely going to read Kabu-Kabu. It looks wonderful, and I've yet to read any of Okorafor's works. Glad I caught wind of it!
mhr
14. ShannonLF
Fingers crossed!
mhr
15. A.C. Wise
I'd love to win a copy!
mhr
19. PhoenixFalls
Ooo, shiny!
mhr
23. Nicoletort
Sounds like a great collection
mhr
32. Parnassus Reads
Nnedi Okorafor is one of my absolute favorite writers. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

Veronica @ Parnassus Reads
Stephen Bristow
37. Vanesmantha
I would find winning to be just right in the head.
mhr
40. Alix Heintzman
Want. So much.
mhr
41. Ta Chi
I. WANT. THIS!!!! No, really. I want Kabu Kabu. From this wonderful Tor sweepstakes. Yes. Nnedi RAWKS!!!!!!!!
mhr
43. Denise S
This would be great!
mhr
45. Rezina
Looks great! Please count me in~
mhr
46. NinaG
Would love to read Kabu Kabu. Loved Akata Witch!
William Gardner
50. myangelsman09
This revolves around something i've always enjoyed mentally tinkering with, whether it was in my own down time or for some class paper, the impact of not just different cultures, but different groups, nations, and peoples progressing and moving towards the future. Alot of scifi is eurocentric to say the least, it's interesting to consider (as has recently been a trend) how china will gel with the future of the west, how about how small indonesian nations will influence politics and production, India's cinema renaissance is an example of something relatively unexpected on the modern stage how that develops, or in this instance how Africa will influence or be influenced by future endeavors of the human race. A massive land mass, with huge numbers of varying people in vastly varying living conditions and in some ways moving through differing cultural progression systems, how the influx of the whole world reaching viably the same level of advancement will affect us all, especially in a diverse place that for huge swathes of history has been seen as something of a curio for the "advanced" "civilized" "modern" world. How will "we" deal with that, how will "they" deal with this, and what will the effect of they's and we's separated by miles of ocean and centuries of conflict filled history impact tomorrow? Wow did you send me into a ramble there! Long story short, i'd love to read this sort of thing from another perspective. Sorry to fill your comments with a series of logical dead-end curiousities and unanswerable questions.
mhr
51. Erich Eberhardt
Count me in!
J. Akimatsu
52. DesertLorelei
I've heard so many good things about this book, and I'd love to have a chance to read it.
Todd Ellner
54. tellner
Reading the first story in the book, the one about the kabu kabu, I wouldn't be at all surprised if you could meet most of those creatures and ride through much of that landscape in one. The obey rules which aren't just convoluted but actually fractal
mhr
55. Laurraine
I enjoy short stories.
mhr
56. Kimberly B.
This sounds like something different and fascinating! Thanks for the great giveaway!
mhr
57. GNA
Always glad to see short story collections available.
Chi Shannon
61. anastasiafall
Fantastic! I'd love to dig in to some short stories :)
mhr
63. LarryB
Wait theres a pop quiz !
mhr
64. Charles Burbridge
THis is a comment.
mhr
68. Brobostigus
Sounds good
mhr
69. Brie
Pretty please :)
mhr
72. JAMES LYNAM
LOVE THESE SHORT STORIES.
Africa is a fantastic country.
mhr
73. Matt Cibula
I once interviewed Nnedi O. for a website I ran, and she was very nice. VERY interested in these stories.
Aaron Tranes
74. Itchy
It sounds interesting!! Count me in!
Lisa Grabenstetter
79. magneticcrow
Ahhh, I love Okorafor.
M Sharp
80. Acyn
It's fantastic to see more stories about Africa and its many cultures.
I agree with myangelsman: there are more stories of outer space peoples than of half the civilizations on our own planet. Africa, India, Australia, and South America all deserve more attention, IMO.
Nnedi Okorafor is definitely on my "authors to watch for" list.
mhr
81. Libero
I say wunderbar!

I love Nnedi and her work. Can't wait to pick up this collection.
mhr
83. Sheela K.
Sign me up!
mhr
84. Spherical Time
I really enjoyed Zahrah the Windseeker, and I used to have a beautiful edition with what looked like a chalk cover. Would love to enter this.
mhr
86. runner
Groovy Kabu-Kabu!
mhr
87. RIKM
Sounds like some interesting stories...
Brandon Kwong
89. brandonkwong
This would be the perfect gift for my fiance.
Lori Walker
90. iggysaysno
Very cool idea. A nice break from the ordinary.
mhr
92. marie constantineau
Thanks for the awesome chance
mhr
97. Stephanie Galbraith
pick me
Heather Burgess
98. skynkatesmom
thank you for sharing this book would love to check it out
mhr
99. Darith3Duh
Yes, please! :D
mhr
101. cbt1995
Awesome - seems to be a great read!!
Susan Smoaks
102. susansmoaks
i love to read, thank you for the chance to win!
mhr
104. Desmond
Count me in, please!
mhr
105. ed!
This is my entry!
mhr
107. Jaime Cummings
Please enter me. Thanks!!
mhr
108. Bryan P Clark
great contest
kathy pease
109. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
Brenda Elsner
110. brat52101
Thanks for the giveaway!! Sounds like a great book.
mhr
111. yetidad
Sounds great!
mhr
112. Karen T Gonyea
Count me in please :)
mhr
113. Rickie Hinrichs
Oh yeah short stories.
Lisa Pecora
114. Peachesncream887
Sounds like a great read!
mhr
115. James Coyne
I love a good book
Debra Kidle
116. lubelle
This is very different from what I normally read, but different is good!
mhr
118. Allison Bahr
I like the sound of it!
Carl White
119. AskTheTicketGuy
Start 2014 off right with this amazing collection of short stories from Nnedi Okorafor, author of the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death. In Kabu-Kabu, out now from Prime Books, Okorafor explores different takes on the future of Africa in 20 stories, with robots allying with artists, assasins pondering the effects of their efforts to provoke reform, and women defining their own roles in brutally patriarchal societies. Read Brit Mandelo’s review of Kabu-Kabu, then check out our Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe with Nnedi Okorafor, where she tells us her favorite word (“Wunderbar!”) and the identity of her Patronus. Then enter to win one of our ten copies of Kabu-Kabu!

OMG, just for the heck of it, I decided to test the infinite monkey theorem. First try, my monkey typed the above words which match the two paragraphs at the top of this page exactly.

Wow, this is history, they will be studying and writing about this for years to come. Crazy.
Wayne Lecoy
122. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win a copy of Kabu-Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor.
this looks like an interesting book.
Buddy Garrett
123. garrettsambo
It sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it.
mhr
124. RONFRAMPTON
sounds like enjoyable reading
mhr
125. Julie N
I feel lucky
mhr
128. CherylMc
looks good

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