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2.9993654822335 out of 52.9993654822335 out of 52.9993654822335 out of 52.9993654822335 out of 52.9993654822335 out of 5 3.00 (1,576 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nnedi Okorafor Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert.

She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means Who Fears Death? in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny - to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture - and eventually death itself.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/7/2014

    " A coming of age story about a girl named Onyesonwu, who lives in a war ravaged and prejudiced filled world but who comes into her own then strives to rewrite her civilization's history. Set in "a place that used to be the Sudan" at a time which could be set in the future or the recent past, with echoes of the conflict in Darfur. A difficult read because of some of the subject matter it deals with (genocide, violence, violence against women, racism, genital mutilation, child soldiers) but powerfully written and epic in scope. In the story there is also hope, love, loyalty, empowerment, discovery, courage, feminism and community. There are a lot of magic and mythic (animism / shamanism / Yoruban) elements which add a lot of color and depth to the narrative. When characters shape shift into birds it creates some levity for the reader as well. The main character is flawed in a sense; she is powerful and very full of anger and a desire for vengeance that makes her similar in some ways to her foes. But she is heroic and that mix is what makes her so compelling. Her group of childhood friends ground her and make her and the action of the novel more well rounded. I would definitely recommend this book to others. Winner of the World Fantasy Award. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cazy | 10/13/2013

    " When her clit got cut off. It became hard for me to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Janny | 9/6/2013

    " i really loved this book but good so I decided to check the audiobook I wish I didn't. What type of East African accent was that. It sounded some what Indian mixed with god knows what. Like any words that ended with er was stretched. Like couldn't the narrator go to Youtube and type in Sudanese accent and try to imitate. I mean good god no boo. I guess since because I am Ethiopian and have Sudanese relatives I know how the accent is supposed to sound like. but yeah read the book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ann-marie | 6/30/2013

    " Lyrical in its scope... the descriptions of the real and metaphysical world were beautiful. But, except for Mwita, I couldn't give a hoot about the main characters. "

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