Who Fears Death

Who Fears Death

by Nnedi Okorafor
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Who Fears Death 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Tori46 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The world may have been shattered by a nuclear holocaust, but mankind continues to fight one another; just on a smaller scale. In post-nuclear Sahara, genocide is the norm as the followers of the Great Book ethnically cleanse the region. Thus the Nuru believing God is on their side, hunt and eradicate the Okeke. In one village, the lone survivor is raped by the exterminators. She escapes into the desert eventually giving birth to a girl who the mom knows is unique. Using an ancient forgotten African language she names her offspring (from the brutal sexual assault) Onyesonwu, "Who Fears Death". As a shaman raises Onyesonwu, the genocide continues unabated. However, new hope arises amidst the embattled Okeke that a savior has come. Onyesonwu has been learning about her magical power to end the murderous cleansing. However, she must study evil to understand evil before she can sacrifice herself in death so that the Okeke can live. Using a futuristic fantasy base, Nnedi Okorafor provides a great but grim realistic drama that focuses on genuine problems in Africa today. Through the escapades of the heroine, the story line disturbingly examines ethnic and religious cleansing, racism, sexism, female genital mutilation and sex slavery as humanity is inhumane to each other. Who Fears Death is superb as Ms. Okorafor provides a powerful post apocalyptic thriller with strong ramifications in today's on the Eve of Destruction world. Harriet Klausner
Mohendra More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have evered read. The story was so complelling and wonderful.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A captivating story that takes you to the desserts and marketplaces of Africa. Looking forward to the HBO series!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Five stars
Anonymous 8 months ago
Beautiful.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The headline says it all. Read the first book first for context.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a refreshing balm, and I cannot wait to discover more from the author.
syntactics More than 1 year ago
This is the book I never knew I had always wanted to read. Richly imagined, sweepingly epic, and deeply thoughtful about and critical of gender and race-based violence, Who Fears Death is somehow both brutal and hopeful, damning and yet tremendously empowering. Onyesonwu and her friends will be hard to forget.
Lindea-Nier More than 1 year ago
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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Elizabeth Yaccarino More than 1 year ago
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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