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Who Fears Death von Nnedi Okorafor
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Who Fears Death (2010. Auflage)

von Nnedi Okorafor

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Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.
Mitglied:Nnedimma
Titel:Who Fears Death
Autoren:Nnedi Okorafor
Info:DAW Hardcover (2010), Hardcover, 304 pages
Sammlungen:Deine Bibliothek
Bewertung:*****
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  sasameyuki | Oct 15, 2021 |
I laud [a:Nnedi Okorafor|588356|Nnedi Okorafor|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1507148868p2/588356.jpg] for the setting, world-building, and subject matter of [b:Who Fears Death|8379296|Who Fears Death|Nnedi Okorafor|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1349082464l/8379296._SX50_.jpg|7036603]. Post-apocalyptic cyberpunk Sudan with an emphasis on the lived experiences of African women? Sign me up! However, the novel itself fails to deliver. The plotting is straightforward, the narrative tends to be delivered quickly and without much flair, and the ending reads like the author was on a word limit. I desperately wanted to like the book, but the more I think about it the less I would recommend it. ( )
  eshaundo | Sep 13, 2021 |
This was...interesting? I'm not going to say it was bad, or that it was good. It was written well enough that I got through it (albeit it a little slowly). It handles a female protagonist pretty well...I was confused about some of the magic descriptions, though. Also the ending. Also most of the book. I wonder how the HBO version will be? Lots of sex. Meh. ( )
  bhiggs | Sep 12, 2021 |
The ending pushed this from 3 to 4 stars for me, it was nuts. Leading up to that, the pacing was a bit off, as the main story doesn't pick up till like halfway through. This isn't to say the stuff before that wasn't interesting, I thought the world building and the character dynamics were written really elegantly. It feels much more fantasy than sci fi and I wish that the postapocalyptic stuff had been explored more. ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
First off, trigger warning. This is a book defined by violence and rape.

It's set in post post-apocalyptic fantasy Sudan, in a world where racial violence is everywhere, and the plot is heavily informed by the war in Darfur.

The main character, Onyesonwu, is Ewu- a child of rape, believed to be destined to violence because of it. She has her own destiny, however, and sets out with her sorceress powers to defeat her Biological father, a general and sorcerer in the Nuru army who inspired the raping and impregnating of Oekeke women as a weapon to demoralize their people.

This is, as you might imagine, a very angry book. A very hard book.

Onyesonwu brings with her on this campaign her childhood friends, including Mwita, her love. Along the way we are informed that Oenyesonwu has the power to raise the dead, though she never seems to use this power successfully.

The anger I felt reading some of the more emotionally trying bits of this novel eventually faded into fatigue, and I can't find it in myself to take joy in vengeance, especially the disproportionate, Old Testament, slaughter and curse your entire village kind.

I did enjoy the way it wrapped up, especially the post epilogue chapters, and there were moments where the magic and shapeshifting were especially interesting. But the pain expressed and the anger written into the story makes me doubt I'll be reading this again. In a way, reading Onyesonwu's story felt intrusive, like our view into the life of this character was too personal. Hrm.

Another issue I had was the villains, whose motivations often seemed opaque- as I suppose this kind of violence does in reality- but fiction has to make sense where reality does not. The book halfway addresses this, in a conversation about the inscrutable nature of the main antagonist's evil- but it left me unsatisfied. I dunno. ( )
  MCBacon | Aug 2, 2021 |
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My life fell apart when I was sixteen. Papa died. He had such a strong heart, yet he died. Was it the heat and smoke from his blacksmithing shop? It's true that nothing could take him from his work, his art. He loved to make the metal bend, to obey him. But his work only seemed to strengthen him; he was so happy in his shop. So what was it that killed him? To this day I can't be sure. I hope it had nothing to do with me or what I did back then.
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