Five times Nnedi Okorafor inspired us1 minute read

Nigerian- American afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor has been doing the work for quite some time now. She has authored several children, young adult and adult novels, most recently concluding the widely acclaimed Binti trilogy. In 2017 it was announced that her first novel, “Who Fears Death” was picked up by HBO to become a tv series. Although she is American born, she constantly cites her Nigerian heritage and experiences visiting the country when she was a child as inspiration for her work. In short, she is amazing.

Here are five times that Nnedi Okorafor inspired us.

  1. When she spoke about science fiction in an African context

  1. When she announced her plans for Black Panther’s Dora Milaje warriors

  1. When she gave us Binti

  1. When she explained to us what food from Wakanda would taste like

  1. When she showed us how to stand up for ourselves on twitter

Follow Nnedi on her Twitter and Facebook page for more inspiration!

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Naliaka Odera is a freelance writer, editor and social media consultant. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of ‘Of Africa’, an online platform that celebrates women of African descent while fostering editorial talent. She is a proud Kenyan who has lived in Belgium, Canada and Thailand. While in Canada, she earned a BA at the University of British Columbia. She has an ongoing love affair with words and loves great conversations as well as all genres of literature. Her writing can be found at Through Of Africa and her consultation, she stresses the importance of people learning vital communication skills to be able to speak for themselves.