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Who Fears Death

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

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    READ IT!

    I absoulutely loved this book! The story was thought consuming and the characters were true personalities. I definitely recommend reading it. Its a great read, I could not put it down.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

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    Wow!!!

    One of the best books i have evered read. The story was so complelling and wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2014

    The greatest work of sorcery here is in the telling of the tale.

    The greatest work of sorcery here is in the telling of the tale. The author has lovingly built a glowing desert world for the incandescent spirit of Onyesonwu and the characters who are close to her heart and part of her mission. With metaphor and magic, Okorafor attacks the problems of pure evil, brutal tribal warfare, and the oppression of women. Gently, she examines the dynamics that hold a more intimate group together or tear it apart. Random acts and events disrupt the lives of characters, hinting that any divine force in Onyesonwu's world must be cool and indifferent to the plight of human beings. Yet Onyesonwu eventually finds ways to transcend, all while binding the reader in a marvelous spell. Very original and highly recommended.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Borders on spiritual sci-fi

    It's hard to tell where this book takes place. It coud be Africa or Egypt. It's about a girl Onyesonwu whos name means who fears death. She is 'ewu' which means conceived through violence when the Nuru tribal men rape allnof the Okeke women to extinnguish the Okeke race. It tells alot about juju and shape shifting. There is also a part regarding female circumcision known as the eleventh rite. Oyesonwu, Mwita, Luyu and Binta's journey to confront Onyesonwu's scorcerer father to defeat him is exciting.

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