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Who Fears Death

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In today’s episode, we discuss Nnedi Okorafor’s Afrofuturist novel Who Fears Death. A young woman, named Onyesonwu meaning Who Fears Death learns she is a child of rape, deals with being an outcast, and after a trauma finds out she has special powers. She learns she is at the center of a prophecy that could change the world.

We discuss some themes of the book: gender, friendship, love, hatred, violence, nature, the desert, cities, and life during and after genocide.

Joining host Aubrey Hicks for this discussion are Marisa Turesky and David Sloane.

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