NNEDI OKORAFOR, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella Binti won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children's book Long Juju Man (Macmillan, 2009) won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa; and her adult novel Who Fears Death (DAW, 2010) was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.
Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti. --Neil Gaiman, New York Times bestselling author of American Gods The prose is vivid and unadorned, the pacing strong, and the novella as a whole, deeply compelling. I enjoyed it. I hope Okorafor writes more. --LocusPRAISE FOR BINTI: HOMEOkorafor's writing is wonderful, and the details of her world-building -- including Binti's rich culture of origin, living spaceships, and maths that reads almost like music -- are complex and fascinating --Veronica RothOkorafor's writing is even more beautiful than I remember it being in Binti, evocative and sharply elegant in its economy. --NPR[Binti: Home] opens up Binti's tale in astonishing ways, while provocatively exploring questions of identity and kinship. --The Chicago TribuneNnedi Okorafor's imagination and worldbuilding are unparalleled, as are the heartfelt emotional struggles she creates. --Jim C. Hines, author of Blood of Heroes and the Goblin Quest trilogyPRAISE FOR BINTI AND NNEDI OKORAFORBinti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!--Wanuri Kahiu, award winning Kenyan film director of Pumzi and From a WhisperThere's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics. -- Ursula Le GuinOkorafor's impressive inventiveness never flags. -- Gary K. Wolfe on Lagoon