As readers wake to another day with the COVID-19 reality, some good news! Nnedi has announced that she submitted the manuscript of her new Novel, Noor, to Daw Books, her publisher. This simply means that Nnedi readers must brace themselves for another exciting experience of African futurism and Juju. As she once warned about Akata Warrior, “Let the reader beware that there is juju in this book.”

She says about the process on Instagram, that Noor “begun as I sat outside the Lagos Airportwaiting for my ride. November 2017”.

Nnedi Okorafor’s novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and Le Prix Imaginales for Best Translated Novel), Akata Witch (an Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award). Her latest releases include her short story collection Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013) and science fiction novel Lagoon (finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association award for Best Novel and a Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel). 

The reading community and cfwriterz wishes Nnedi Okorafor, an exciting new year. We celebrate this gift to us which is her person and the story she tells. Don’t just stand there! Be excited!

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