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Subjects
Genres
Fantasy fiction
Short stories
Published
[Gaithersburg, Maryland] : Prime Books [2013]
Language
English
Physical Description
256 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781607014058
160701405X
Main Author
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (-)
Other Authors
Alan Dean Foster, 1946- (author)
  • The magical Negro
  • Kabu kabu / written with Alan Dean Foster
  • The house of deformities
  • The black stain
  • How Inyang got her wings
  • On the road
  • Spider the artist
  • The ghastly bird
  • The winds of Harmattan
  • Long juju man
  • The carpet
  • Icon
  • The popular mechanic
  • Windseekers
  • Bakasi man
  • The baboon war
  • Asunder
  • Tumaki
  • Biafra
  • Moom!
  • The palm tree bandit.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this vibrant collection of speculative fiction, Okorafor (Who Fears Death) proves yet again that she is among the 21st century's most significant and noteworthy Science Fiction authors. The American-born author features her parents' Nigerian homeland in many of her stories, casting a sympathetic but informed eye on that nation. With such oil-rich land, Nigeria's mineral wealth continues to attract exploiters. Within these 20 stories we visit various takes on the future of Africa, many of which are equally as bleak as the past. Each story is as carefully crafted as the last; robots serving shadowy foreign interests find common cause with artists, women fall victim to their society's brutally patriarchal order while others find less bitter fates, and assassins ponder the effects of their efforts to provoke reform. With a knack for dialogue and an ambitious imagination, Okorafor effortlessly blends original characters with fantastical elements into the vivid scenery of Africa to create stories worth reading again and again. (Nov.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

In this vibrant collection of speculative fiction, Okorafor (Who Fears Death) proves yet again that she is among the 21st century's most significant and noteworthy Science Fiction authors. The American-born author features her parents' Nigerian homeland in many of her stories, casting a sympathetic but informed eye on that nation. With such oil-rich land, Nigeria's mineral wealth continues to attract exploiters. Within these 20 stories we visit various takes on the future of Africa, many of which are equally as bleak as the past. Each story is as carefully crafted as the last; robots serving shadowy foreign interests find common cause with artists, women fall victim to their society's brutally patriarchal order while others find less bitter fates, and assassins ponder the effects of their efforts to provoke reform. With a knack for dialogue and an ambitious imagination, Okorafor effortlessly blends original characters with fantastical elements into the vivid scenery of Africa to create stories worth reading again and again. (Nov.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a variety of takes on the future of Africa, including robots serving foreign interests find common cause with artists, women fall victim to society's order, and assassins ponder the effects of their efforts to provoke reform.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Kabu kabu—unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis—generally get youwhere you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu Kabu, however, takesthe reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and alwaysimaginative locations you didn’t know you needed. This debut short storycollection by an award-winning author includes notable previously publishedmaterial, a new novella co-written with New York Times-bestselling authorAlan Dean Foster, six additional original stories, and a brief foreword byWhoopi Goldberg.