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Sci-Fi Book Club!

Go to a library and grab a copy of Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor. Then attend the September meeting in Oak Park (near the green line stop). 

REVIEW: In her astonishing debut, Okorafor has created a desolate, postapocalyptic Africa of endless desert, failing technology, superstition, and magic. But life is not without hope. Prophesy speaks of a sorcerer who will change the future, end the wars and slavery, and reunite the people. Onyesonwu is a child of rare talent. Conceived by rape, physically different from her peers, Onyesonwu has the light skin, fair hair, and freckles that traditionally mark her as unworthy, frightening, ugly, and evil. But rather than accepting her outcast role, a defiant Onyesonwu uses her magic to prove herself, avenge her mother's rape, and lead her people. Verdict: Beautifully written, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best. Expertly exploring issues of race, gender, and cultural identity, Okorafor blends future fantasy with the rhythm and feel of African storytelling.

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  • wizard

    I usually find this type of story depressing, but it was interesting to see a different type of background. Unfortunately, I was unable to finish the book. Hopefully, in the future the group will choose some books with a bit of humor in them.

    September 21, 2014

  • Juliebird

    Good!

    September 21, 2014

  • Sandra L.

    Sorry, I have other plans tomorrow. I'll try to pick up the book anyway.

    September 13, 2014

  • Juliebird

    I really enjoyed the book and hope the author writes more for adults in the future. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

    August 25, 2014

  • Amy

    I hope you keep doing these on weekends. This particular Sunday I have a conflict, but I'd love to join you next month!

    August 9, 2014

  • Juliebird

    I'm slightly past part II and really enjoying the book. Such an easy read for a novel that often covers heavy subjects! I like the fact that the protagonist is a multiracial female though most of the characters are dark skinned African. As a multiracial woman myself, it's rare to find this in literature, especially in science fiction and fantasy. Anyway, really looking forward to hearing your thoughts in September!

    July 29, 2014

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