Nnedi’s novels include Lagoon (finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association Award), Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and Le Prix Imaginales for Best Translated Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com 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 short story collection Kabu Kabu was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013. Her adult novel The Book of Phoenix (a prequel to Who Fears Death) was released in May and received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and more. Nnedi’s novella, Binti her first story set in outer space recently won both the 2016 Nebula Award and the 2016 Hugo Award for Best novella. Lastly, her much anticipated young adult novel Akata Witch 2: Breaking Kola will be released in 2016.


Nnedi Okorafor has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Africanfuturist 419

FICTION by Nnedi Okorafor in Issue 122 – November 2016

Nigerian Astronaut Really is Lost in Space and He’s in Trouble It turns out the scam letter was not all a scam. There actually is a Nigerian man stuck out there on a space station, he’s been stuck there for fourteen years and after recent events, he’s probably not ok. Though Spaceflight Services Inc. (the […]


FICTION by Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu in Issue 121 – October 2016

And now we’ve all fled to shags. Unbelievable. Me in the bush; I don’t even like camping. Dammit, we should have really seen it coming. Rusties are sooo predictable. Even sentient ones. We were such idiots. But they are, too. It didn’t have to happen like this. Still, me I saw something different. I was […]

The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book)

FICTION by Nnedi Okorafor in Issue 54 – March 2011

There is no book about me. Well, not yet. No matter. I shall create it myself; it’s better that way. To tell my tale, I will use the old African tools of story: Spoken words. They’re more trustworthy and they’ll last longer. And during shadowy times, spoken words carry farther than words typed or written. […]

From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7

FICTION by Nnedi Okorafor in Issue 32 – May 2009

Translating . . . Appendix 820 of The Forbidden Greeny Jungle Field Guide This series of audio files was created by TreeFrog7 It has been automatically translated into text ENTRY 1 (20:09 hours) Some clumsy beast has been stalking us. It only comes out at night and it moves with no regard for the bushes, plants and detritus […]
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