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

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

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Nora K. Jemisin

Nora K. Jemisin is a psychologist by profession and writes science fiction and fantasy. Her works explore a wide variety of themes, including cultural conflict and oppression. Jemisin mounted a campaign on Patreon in May 2016, which raised sufficient funding to allow her to quit her job as a counselling psychologist so she could focus full-time on her writing.

She has been nominated for and won awards like the Locus Award and many others for her works. As of August 2018, the three books of her Broken Earth series made her the only author to have won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in consecutively for 3 years. Some notable works of hers are the Inheritance Trilogy, The Awakened Kingdom, Shades in Shadow, the Dreamblood Duology, the Broken Earth series and some short stories among others.

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