Nnedi Okorafor

Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa

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"My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones," says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her "Binti" series and her novel "Lagoon," Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work — and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.

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Nnedi Okorafor · Science fiction writer

Nnedi Okorafor weaves African cultures into the evocative settings and memorable characters of her science fiction work for kids and adults.

Nnedi Okorafor weaves African cultures into the evocative settings and memorable characters of her science fiction work for kids and adults.