6 popular authors who have used African folktales to write fantasy novels

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey Jul 14, 2019 at 01:00pm

July 14, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Art Attack

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

July 14, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Art Attack

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Nnedi Okarafor

Nnedimma Nkemdili “Nnedi” Okorafor is a Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults. Her works are described as Afro-futuristic, working on themes of corruption, women empowerment and the likes in the African setting years ahead in time. She is best known for Binti, Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker, Akata Witch, and Lagoon. In 2015, Brittle Paper named her the African Literary Person of the Year. In July 2017, Okorafor announced via Twitter that Who Fears Death was picked up by HBO to become a TV series with novelist and Game of Thrones producer, George R.R. Martin, joining the project as an executive producer.

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