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Nnedi Okorafor

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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Episode 71: Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor

The Library Coven

This week we’re discussing Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor. This story follows Zahrah, a 13 year old girl who is born with special hair called dadalocks. When her best friend falls into a coma after a snake bite, Zahrah, who is scared of pretty much everything, has to take a journey through the jungle to find a cure. This is Okorafor’s debut from back in 2005 if you can believe it. The world building is NEXT LEVEL, our MC is feisty and relatable, and there’s a beautiful friendship at the core of the story. What’s not to love? This was the book choice of our wonderful Patreon patron Grey from@grey_reads. Follow them on instagram for reviews of a wide variety of books. Thanks so much for this one, Grey! Recommend if you like… Matilda (although we’ve only seen the movie) Alice in Wonderland – which gets a few mentions in the book, although with a slightly different title Ms. Marvel – either the comics or the show A Blade so Black by L.L. Mckinney* * we’ve done episodes for this book! but you don’t have to take our word for it – go ahead and scroll thru our episodes page we looked it up, first iPhone was from 2007 Headspace app/site (not an ad! Jessie just enjoys it) collective group names for vultures This novel is dedicated to Virginia Hamilton, a Black author who has won ton of awards for her writing and is one of the few Black people to have won a Newbery “Friendlove” episode of How to Survive the End of the World podcast “I’ve Got a Friend” by Maggie Rogers (visualizer on YT) As always, we’d love to be in discussion with you, magical people. Drop us a line in the comments or reach out to us on twitter, Instagram (@thelibrarycoven), or via email (thelibraycoven@gmail.com). Access complete show notes on our website, thelibrarycoven.com. We really appreciate ratings and reviews on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or any other platforms. Help us share the magic by spreading the word about the podcast! You can support our labor by leaving us a one-time tip on Ko-fi or purchasing books from our Bookshop! Better yet, become a monthly patron via Patreon and you can unlock a bunch of exclusive perks like access to our community of reader-listeners on Discord. Our cover art is by the talented artist nimsby. The podcast theme song is “Unermerry Academy of Magics” by Augustin C from the album “Fantasy Music”, which you can download on FreeMusicArchive.com. We support #LandBack. The Library Coven is recorded and produced on stolen indigenous land: Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute (Kelly) and Chickasha, Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Mascoutin, Miami, Mesquaki, Odawa, Ojibwe, Peankashaw, Peoria, Potawatomi, Sauk, and Wea (Jessie)


4 Oct 2022

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S3 Ep10: Yet Another Memorial Gone Wrong (Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor)

Quarantine Book Club

As we begin the countdown to the end of the Quarantine Book Club as you've known it, our hosts take a trio through a very beautiful and haunting world... They also discuss bad drinks, another celebration for a late loved one that went horribly wrong, and mystery nose smells. P.S. This podcast is NSFW. Also probably not safe at a memorial, either. *************************************** THIS WEEK'S BOOK:  Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor You can find it here, and we highly recommend it: Remote Control *************************************** OUR THEME MUSIC IS: “First Strike” by: Jacob Lizotte. You can listen to it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0XOYj6lqNw or purchase it on his website here: https://www.darkcabin-studios.com/ *************************************** If you would like to get in contact with us, check out our website: https://thequarantinebookclub.com/ You can also find us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/thequarantinebookclub/ And on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequarantinebookclubpodcast/ Tweet us: https://twitter.com/TheQBCPodcast Rance Bob Here's our shiny new TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theqbcpodcast?lang=en We're sometimes on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9mVp-J4EZz9ozRLeyc7KjA FINALLY: If you're interested in QBC's own Rance's debut novel, you can find out more and order it here: https://www.eliasfaust.com/ His Ragged Company on Amazon We can't stress it enough... check out the amazing audiobook version here: His Ragged Company Audiobook

1hr 39mins

6 Jul 2022

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Episode Three - Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)

Per Chapter

Binti is an Africanfuturist science fiction horror novella written by Nnedi Okorafor. It tells the story of a young Himba woman named Binti who was the first member of her ethnic group on Earth to be accepted into the prestigious intergalactic university, Oomza Uni. Binti runs away from home and boards a transport ship to the university only to find herself deep in the middle of a ship hijack by the Meduse who killed everyone on board the ship. Being a Master Harmonizer, it all rests on her now to prevent an all out war and negotiate peace between the Meduse and Oomza government.


19 May 2022

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Quem Teme a Morte, de Nnedi Okorafor (Final) - EPISÓDIO PERDIDO

Pulitzer Que Pariu!

E eis que, sete meses mais tarde, aqui apresentamos o episódio perdido, ora recuperado, com nossas conclusões sobre o grande livro de Nnedi Okorafor e o encerramento da segunda temporada da PQP. Está muito divertido, confira! Em breve estaremos de volta com mais! (Ou será que estaremos?)


28 Mar 2022

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139. Binti, de Nnedi Okorafor

Suposta Leitura

Um dos nomes mais famosos do afrofuturismo e do futurismo africano finalmente ganhou um episódio só para ela aqui no Suposta Leitura. Nnedi Okorafor já tinha chegado ao Brasil anos atrás, mas agora sua aclamada saga Binti já está disponível por aqui. Neste episódio falamos sobre o primeiro livro da trilogia. Este é um episódio de RECOMENDAÇÃO, sem spoilers. Compre AQUI o livro Participantes: Lucas Mota || twitter || instagram Anna Raíssa || twitter Links: Nosso grupo no TELEGRAM Suposta Leitura - 127 - Enchendo a estante: ficção científica curta Siga o Suposta Leitura no TWITTER ou INSTAGRAM. Se quiser entrar em contato conosco, envie um e-mail para supostaleitura @ gmail.com


26 Jan 2022

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EP. 22 - Celebrating Nnedi Okorafor's 'Akata Witch'

Prickly Pens Podcast

This week, we discuss the next book on Gabby's international fantasy and sci-fi reading list, "Akata Witch" by Nnedi Okorafor. We talk about our favorite bits and dive deep into fantasy writing styles.

1hr 32mins

26 Jan 2022

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Nnedi Okorafor on Sci-Fi Through an African Lens

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Nnedi Okorafor, a recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award, is a prolific writer of science-fiction and fantasy novels for adults and young adults. She spoke with Vinson Cunningham about how her Nigerian American heritage influenced her interest in fantastical worlds. “It’s part of the culture—this mysticism,” she says. “I wanted to write about those mystical things that people talked about but didn’t talk about because they were mysterious and interesting, and sometimes forbidden.” Her novel “Akata Woman,” which comes out this month, is the third in a series that also acknowledges complicated relationships among peoples of the African diaspora. Plus, Julian Lucas is a passionate gamer, with a particular interest in video games as a form of landscape art. He walks David Remnick through the forthcoming game Norco, a highly anticipated thriller set in coastal Louisiana.


11 Jan 2022

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Book Review|The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor|Part 5

Moments in Time with BLisB (B.lack L.ove is S.imply B.eautiful)

What do you think about this story?Comments? Opinions? Let’s talk about it. blackloveisimplybeautiuful@gmail.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blisb/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blisb/support


28 Oct 2021

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Book Review|The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor|Part 4

Moments in Time with BLisB (B.lack L.ove is S.imply B.eautiful)

Phoenix meets her destiny --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blisb/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blisb/support


28 Oct 2021

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Book Review|The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor|Part 3

Moments in Time with BLisB (B.lack L.ove is S.imply B.eautiful)

Nnedi Okorafor seamlessly weaves this Afrcanfuturistic tale with aspects of very real life moral issues associated with immoral aspects of scientific research-like the HeLa cell line...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blisb/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blisb/support


15 Oct 2021