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The Resource Who fears death, Nnedi Okorafor

Who fears death, Nnedi Okorafor

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Who fears death
Title
Who fears death
Statement of responsibility
Nnedi Okorafor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region, genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the colour of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different, she names her Onyesonwu, which means 'Who fears death' in an ancient language. It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. However, even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her. Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears
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Okorafor, Nnedi
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Who fears death
Series volume
1
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  • Girls
  • Magic
  • Genocide
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Who fears death, Nnedi Okorafor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251110862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008288709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Who fears death, Nnedi Okorafor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251110862
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008288709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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