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  • Published: New York : Daw Books, Inc., 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 386 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780756406172
  • 075640617X

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Who fears death

by Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi.

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Call number: Fantasy

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Traverwood Adult

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Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.

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5 stars

Highly recommended by Patrick Rothfuss (the genius who wrote _The Name of the Wind_). He said that it is fairly often that a book can make him care, and not terribly hard for a book to make him laugh, but that it is a rare book that can make him fear for a character, but that this one did. I'd also add that, set in Africa, it was a nice change of pace from the western/westernized world so often found in books.

I paid for the hardcover so I could take it on vacation (and I almost *never* buy hardcover!), and it was money well spent.

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