Category Archives: Nnedi Okorafor

“Mother of Invention”

Nnedi Okorafor, PhD

There seems to be no end to the creativity of the writer Nnedi Okorafor, who has strong roots in Nigeria, but also in the future. It is a very intruiging combination: Nigeria and the future. She writes about it like literary superwoman.
Here you find a recent short story by her.
Do not confuse this short story with the ‘Mothers of Invention’, an American rockgroup with Frank Zappa.


13 Self-Love Stories About Women Finding Themselves Instead Of “The One”

How important is romance in modern day cinema and in modern day literature? We could give many examples of the romantic inclination of many characters and protagonists in modern art. But there is more. The woman finds a man. A man finds a woman, or all kinds of other possibilities. Also we find women discovering and rediscovering themselves. In this list we find to writers with African roots: Nnedi Okorafor and Marie NDiaye. 



‘I like an economy of words’

WKR_Nnedi Okorafor

This is an article from the Gulf News and I wondered: ‘Which Gulf?’ As far as I know there are many gulfes in the world and most of them with news. In the end I found out we have to look at the Persian Gulf. It is an area with a thriving economy. This is from the United Arab Emirates. The economies in this area thrive on two sources: oil and cheap human labour from other Asian countries.

Some of these countries spend much money on sporting events and literary events. Now an article on the writer Nnedi Okorafor who is getting taller than the highest building in the UAE. And she has her own economy.

6 Rising African American Authors

This month people in the United States of America celebrate Black History Month. The other eleven months still have to be decided. Colour specialists are unable to come to an agreement. At least Black Americans are in the front and spearheading the movement.

Some writers are highlighted in this article. Special attention for the Ghanaian born Yaa Gyasi and the Nigerian rooted Nnedi Okorafor. African american man reading a book in the garden

Den of Geek Book Club Podcast #2: Nnedi Okorafor on Binti

There seems to be no end to the attention that is being paid to the writer Nnedi Okorafor. In this podcast she talks about her book Binti and some other topics. 

Nnedi Okorafor is releasing a new five-issue comic

She is at it again. She travels widely. Teaches literature and still finds time to write books. Time to put ideas on paper. Time to be involved in publishing.

The new project will be a comic. The first in a series of five will see the light on April 25, this year. The title is Antar: The Black Knight. 

Read more about this project here.

5 African and sci-fi and fantasy books

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor tade thompson

It seems writers from the African continent are doing a good job in writing science fiction (sci-fi) and fantasy books. In this article you will find a selection of 5 books to give you an introduction to this particular field of literature. To me there were familiar names and one name that was new to me.