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┧ Hardcover [ Who Fears Death ] ▁ PDF by Nnedi Okorafor ▿ ┧ Hardcover [ Who Fears Death ] ▁ PDF by Nnedi Okorafor ▿ An Origin Story Nnedi Okorafor is a writer of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters She is know for her young adult novels, including The Shadow Speaker and Zahrah the Windseeker My life fell apart when I was sixteen Papa died. Those are the opening lines of Who Fears Death I remember when I wrote them I was thinking of Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart I was thinking of change, cultural shift, chaos Okonkwos death And my own fathers very recent death Yeah, all that in those two lines In ways than one, the opening scene of Who Fears Death, titled My Fathers Face, was the beginning of it all Originally, it was not the beginning of the novel This scene takes place well into the story when my main character Onyesonwu is sixteen and has been through so much The original beginning was when Onyesonwu was five years old and happy, living with her mother in the desert Nevertheless, My Fathers Face was the first scene I wrote Though my stories tend to be mostly linear, Im a non linear writer Ill write the middle, then the ending, then the beginning and kind of jump around until Im done Then Ill tie all the scenes together and neaten it up Nevertheless, when Who Fears Death was all said and done, I wasnt surprised that My Fathers Face turned out to be the beginning of the actual book I started writing Who Fears Death just after my father passed in 2004 I was very very close to my father and writing was my way of staying sane I based My Fathers Face on a moment I experienced at my fathers wake when everyone had cleared out of the room and I found myself alone with his body I was kneeling there looking at his face, thinking how much it no longer looked like him and how terrible that was My morbid thoughts were driving me into deeper despair Then suddenly I felt an energy move though me This energy felt highly destructive, as if it could bring down the entire building Almost all the details in the scene I went on to write were true, I felt themwell, up to the part where Onyesonwu makes her fathers body breath As soon as I wrote that scene, everything else rushed at me My fathers passing caused me to think about death, fear, the unknown, sacrifice, destiny and cosmic trickery Only a week or so after my fathers passing, I read the Washington Post article, We Want to Make a Light Baby Arab Militiamen in Sudan Said to Use Rape as Weapon of Ethnic Cleansing by Emily Wax I was absolutely infuriated The storytelling spider in my head started weaving faster I realized that this article was showing me why the people in my storys town disliked Onyesonwu and why she was so troubled My mother, my sister Ifeoma and my brother Emezie flew with my fathers body back to Nigeria for his burial When they returned, I learned through my siblings about the way widows were treated within Igbo custom, even the ones with PhDslike my mother I was again infuriated And I was reminded yet again of why I was a feminist A year later, I went to Nigeria for the one year memorial where I met my cousin Chinyeres fianc Chidi His last name was Onyesonwu I was intrigued I knew onye meant who and onwu meant death I wondered if it was an ogbanje name these named often have the word death in them Id always been interested in the concept of the ogbanje Amongst the Igbos, back in the day, girls who were believed to be ogbanjes were often circumcised a.k.a genital mutilated as a way to cure their evil ogbanje tendencies I asked my cousins fianc what his name meant I thought it would be rude to ask if it was an ogbanje name Plus it was his last name, not his first He said it meant, Who fears death That night, I changed my characters name and the title of the story When I did that, it was as if the novel snapped into focus During that trip, I touched my fathers grave I heard stories about the Biafran War and arguments about how what happened during this civil war was indeed the genocide of the Igbo people I saw death on the highway and thanked the Powers That Be that my daughter who was some months over one year old was asleep I got to watch the women in my fathers village sing all night in remembrance of my father My maternal grandmother, mother, daughter and I were all in the same room at the same time four generations My sister Ngozi and I visited the lagoon that seemed so huge when we were kids but was really quite small It was populated by hundreds and hundreds of colorful butterflies I wrote, conceived and incubated parts of Who Fears Death while in my fathers village, sometimes scribbling notes while sitting in the shade on the steps outside or by flashlight when the lights went out I wrote notes on the plane ride home, too When I think back to those times, I was in such a strange state of mind My default demeanor is happy I think during those times I was as close to sad as I could get When I got back to the States, I kept right on writing Who Fears Death was a tidal wave and hurricane combined It consumed all of my creativity and sucked in all the issues I was dealing with and dwelling on It mixed with my rage and grief and my natural furious optimism Yet when it came to writing the story, I was the recorder than the writer I never knew what was going to happen until my character told me and my hands typed it When I finished Who Fears Death, it was seven hundred pages long A Book 1 and a Book 2 Don Maass my agent felt this size was too great and suggested that I pare it down This process took me another two years One of my favorite quotes is from one of my greatest idols, Nigerias great writer and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka A tiger does not proclaim its tigritude It pounces This tiger of a story definitely pounced on me without proclamation or warning Im glad I was ready for it Nnedi OkoraforStarred Review Well known for young adult novels The Shadow Speaks Zahrah the Windseeker , Okorafor sets this emotionally fraught tale in postapocalyptic Saharan Africa The young sorceress Onyesonwuwhose name means Who fears death was born Ewu, bearing a mixture of her mother s features and those of the man who raped her mother and left her for dead in the desert As Onyesonwu grows into her powers, it becomes clear that her fate is mingled with the fate of her people, the oppressed Okeke, and that to achieve her destiny, she must die Okorafor examines a host of evils in her chillingly realistic talegender and racial inequality share top billing, along with female genital mutilation and complacency in the face of destructive traditionand winds these disparate concepts together into a fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling June Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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    • Hardcover
    • 401 pages
    • Who Fears Death
    • Nnedi Okorafor
    • English
    • 2018-11-13T19:22+02:00