Who Fears Death
Title: Who Fears Death
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Category: Fiction
Language: English
Price: ₦ 300
No. of Words: 126641
Your Rating:
Downloads: 110

International award-winning Nnedi Okorafor enters the world of magical realist literature with a powerful story of genocide in the far future & the woman who reshapes her world. In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways, yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different--special--she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language. It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her violent conception. She is Ewu--a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by both tribes. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm she learns something terrifying: Someone powerful is trying to kill her. Desperate to elude her would-be murderer & to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately teaches her why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.
Share book:

Comments (6)

Click here to sign-in and add a comment
  • toju I enjoyed this story. The absolute fiction of it all is simply enthralling.

    Reply Jul 20, 2017 4:19:29 PM
  • nemesiss007 Stunning!!!! This is 1 of the best books I have ever read in my life. Would love to put this work on screen In the nearest future, with the Authors permission of course. I want to see these characters come to life. Excellent read. Kudos!!

    Reply May 31, 2015 11:09:20 PM
  • dee4dammie Unconventional the story was toady unconventional. Loved every page.

    Reply Jan 14, 2015 8:10:09 AM
  • Mu-minat Who Fears Death? A page-turner; absorbing; rare and touching subject matter; this is the h of faction. Nnedi Okarafor, I salute you.

    Reply Nov 12, 2014 2:07:13 PM
  • shade.adebajo.5 captivating very deep and engrossing. brilliant work

    Reply Aug 9, 2014 7:57:49 PM