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Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 10:19pm On Nov 08, 2019
If you're an adult that's still addicted to wildly imaginative fiction ( like me ) , this international, award winning novelist of African - based science fiction should be at the top of your list. Nnedi Okorafor is one of the most talented writers I have ever come across.
After reading some of her books like " Kabu - Kabu ", " Lagoon ", and " Who Fears Death ", I was finally able to believe that there is still hope for African fiction to become greater and even be adapted into movie form. Nnedi Okorafor is one writer who combines old tradition and modernity into a story without making it too " English " to be African, and all the traditional or mystical parts of her stories are not portrayed in a dull manner at all. Rather, she brings out their beautiful and majestic sides. Her style of writing is fresh, exciting, and captivating; a real pride to all African countries and cultures.
This gifted novelist was born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents. In a profile of Nnedi's work titled " Weapons of Mass Creation " , the New York Times called Nnedi's imagination " stunning " .

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 10:27pm On Nov 08, 2019
Some of her award winning books include :
1. The Binti Trilogy : The first of which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella and the second which is a Hugo Award finalist ( adult )
2. Zahra the Windseeker : Winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.
3. Long Juju Man : Winner of the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa.

Others include ' Lagoon ', ' Who Fears Death ' , ' The Book Of Phoenix ' and more.

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 10:41pm On Nov 08, 2019
Her first work for Marvel Comics was a short story in the anthology one shot " VENOMVERSE : WAR STORIES " illustrated by Tana Ford. She wrote Marvels' Black Panther : DORA MILAJE and SHURI series, Long Live The King.
In April 2019, news was announced that Nnedi Okorafor would co - write the screenplay of an adaptation of Octavia Butler's " Wild Seed " with filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu for Amazon Prime Video, which would be produced by Viola Davis. She is still taking progressive steps towards greater success.
Read something from Nnedi Okorafor. It's definitely going to be an " other-worldly " experience !

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Dathypebruv(m): 11:21pm On Nov 08, 2019
Have you got any of her novels in paperback format or are they digital ?
How's your book coming up,you haven't posted yet ?
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 11:34pm On Nov 08, 2019
Dathypebruv:
Have you got any of her novels in paperback format or are they digital ?

How's your book coming up,you haven't posted yet ?

I have some of her books in digital format. They were so interesting !

About my book, i'll be posting some parts of it here soon. Courage to write and confidently present it to the public is not easy though, but if i dont try now, when will i, lol.

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Dathypebruv(m): 11:38pm On Nov 08, 2019
purples25:


I have some of her books in digital format. They were so interesting !

About my book, i'll be posting some parts of it here soon. Courage to write and confidently present it to the public is not easy though, but if i dont try now, when will i, lol.

Would it be possible to send to me in pdf format via pm...

Lol,don't worry hun we've got your back just come outta shell,you yourself would be surprise on how much support you'll get from here.................

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 11:52pm On Nov 08, 2019
Dathypebruv:


Would it be possible to send to me in pdf format via pm...

Lol,don't worry hun we've got your back just come outta shell,you yourself would be surprise on how much support you'll get from here.................

I would be so grateful for that support o.......thanks. Send me a pm so we can see about the books.
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Dathypebruv(m): 12:08am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:


I would be so grateful for that support o.......thanks. Send me a pm so we can see about the books.

ok,done...
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 12:13am On Nov 09, 2019
Dathypebruv:

ok,done...
i will check and send tomorrow, thanks.
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Dathypebruv(m): 12:34am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:

i will check and send tomorrow, thanks.
alright,goodnight...
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by anambraamaka: 6:40am On Nov 09, 2019
Nwa

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by realstars: 6:42am On Nov 09, 2019
Good to have thinking faculty, in other to give positive result for the future generation, than gossiping and discussing people, and debating on who to be the next political looters in power.

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Ebonygirl1(f): 6:46am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:


I would be so grateful for that support o.......thanks. Send me a pm so we can see about the books.
hello. The writer sounds like an interesting person. Pls can I send a pm and get the books too?
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by aod1(m): 6:47am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:
Some of her award winning books include :
1. The Binti Trilogy : The first of which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella and the second which is a Hugo Award finalist ( adult )
2. Zahra the Windseeker : Winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.
3. Long Juju Man : Winner of the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa.

Others include ' Lagoon ', ' Who Fears Death ' , ' The Book Of Phoenix ' and more.
and the Akata witch

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by meobizy(m): 6:58am On Nov 09, 2019
Why was she chased off Nairaland then?
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by maynation(f): 7:17am On Nov 09, 2019
Please Purple25 how can I get the books too?

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by UnimkeAk(m): 7:24am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:


I have some of her books in digital format. They were so interesting !

About my book, i'll be posting some parts of it here soon. Courage to write and confidently present it to the public is not easy though, but if i dont try now, when will i, lol.
Morning
Can I get a copy of who fears feath
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by tobstarizhia(m): 7:36am On Nov 09, 2019
Hola! Can I get a copy of all her books in your possession?
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by jadeliyi(m): 7:40am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:


I have some of her books in digital format. They were so interesting !

About my book, i'll be posting some parts of it here soon. Courage to write and confidently present it to the public is not easy though, but if i dont try now, when will i, lol.
i would love to have the books also.
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Erudite202: 7:45am On Nov 09, 2019
Please I need a copy of any of her works in PDF format. Here is my whatsapp number 08130063443
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Shaaz00: 8:21am On Nov 09, 2019
I would love to have a copy of her books too
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by valves(m): 8:33am On Nov 09, 2019
She's an amazing narrator indeed.

Secret: Be so good they can't ignore you... Be a master at your craft and the world will come calling.

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 8:47am On Nov 09, 2019
Ebonygirl1:
hello. The writer sounds like an interesting person. Pls can I send a pm and get the books too?

I'll try and get some across to you
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by VULCAN(m): 8:52am On Nov 09, 2019
She wrote 2 or 3 episodes of Black Panther: long live the king.

Definitely the worst depiction of T'challa ever put to print.

She reduced one of the most brilliant and inspirational comic book characters to a bumbling simpleton. All to further a feminist agenda.

I have no regard for female comic book writers who instead of creating strong women prefer to weaken strong men.

Two of the best comic book writers today are women. Go and read SAGA and MONSTRESS. Monstress is also drawn by a woman and i consider it to be one of the best drawn comics I have ever seen and this is coming from someone who has been reading comics for 40 yrs so I know what I am saying, I am no woman hater. But I respect those writers because they created strong female AND male characters.

God deliver us from these false feminists who seek to undermine men instead of uplifting women

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Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 8:52am On Nov 09, 2019
maynation:
Please Purple25 how can I get the books too?

you can get her books at all relevant online stores. Some local bookshops would also be selling her books.
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by bolugab(m): 8:54am On Nov 09, 2019
Also need copy of her book this my mail address boluaremu@gmail.com....
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by rookidmart: 8:56am On Nov 09, 2019
Overrated trash writer. undecided
Nora Jemisin is way better.
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Godwin2am(m): 9:00am On Nov 09, 2019
VULCAN:
She wrote 2 or 3 episodes of Black Panther: long live the king.

Definitely the worst depiction of T'challa ever put to print.

She reduced one of the most brilliant and inspirational comic book characters to a bumbling simpleton. All to further a feminist agenda.

I have no regard for female comic book writers who instead of creating strong women prefer to weaken strong men.

Two of the best comic book writers today are women. Go and read SAGA and MONSTRESS. Monstress is also drawn by a woman and i consider it to be one of the best drawn comics I have ever seen and this is coming from someone who has been reading comics for 40 yrs so I know what I am saying, I am no woman hater. But I respect those writers because they created strong female AND male characters.

God deliver us from these false feminists who seek to undermine men instead of uplifting women
at the mentioned of that strong woman ....feminism, she is my boss at work, I'm no good in her own eyes. downgrade me. I suffered
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by logan2(m): 9:01am On Nov 09, 2019
It's very surprising this thread hit embarassed front-page but is still struggling with one page..


tongue
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by Ebonygirl1(f): 9:04am On Nov 09, 2019
purples25:


I'll try and get some across to you

Alright...thanks
Re: Meet An Amazing Storyteller : Nnedi Okorafor. by purples25(f): 9:06am On Nov 09, 2019
rookidmart:
Overrated trash writer. undecided Nora Jemisin is way better.
Don't know Nora Jemisin but i'll find out about her.

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