Tuesday, November 1, 2011
World Fantasy award goes to Nnedi Okorafor
Nigerian-American novelist Nnedi Okorafor has beaten a host of big names to win the World Fantasy award for her novel set in a post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa.
"Who Fears Death" is the story of Onyesonwu – her name means "who fears death" in Igbo – a woman with great magical powers who was conceived when her mother was raped during a battle.
To those of us who know Nnedi, the prize doesn't come as a surprise. There are more to come.