Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (Free Download)
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (Free Download), The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa – a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a […] The post Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (Free Download) appeared first on Yes Book Please.
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (Free Download), The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From here on in she would be known as Sankofa – a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.
Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks – alone, except for her fox companion – searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.
But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?
Riveting from its opening page… lyrical and compelling. –Essence Once again the incomparable Nnedi Okorafor has written a thought-provoking and visionary tale of fantastic Black girl empowerment futurism. –Ms. Magazine
Episodic and organic, the story winds along with a limber rhythm that allows every rich detail of Sankofa’s surreal world to surface. It’s a cumulative narrative, a slow burn that builds in emotional urgency even as the scope of Okorafor’s worldbuilding bursts into something breathtakingly vast. –NPR Thrilling and surprising all the way through. –The New Scientist Okorafor’s star continues to blaze brightly. –Shelf Awareness starred review [Okorafor] has a rare ability to open the reader’s mind to various futures while creating complex characters and communities… A captivating world, a tragic tale, and a dangerous future. –Kirkus I loved so many things about Okorafor’s book. The futuristic details have wit, energy and brilliance, but there is also genuine depth to the narrative: a serene, folktale-ish cadence that feels timeless. –bookreporter
As the winner of Nebula and Hugo awards, Okorafor has been embraced by the field, and in Remote Control she takes the acclaim and uses it — in an assured manner — to radically undermine the stories that the world tells to manifest its power. –L.A. Review of Books
A beautiful, sad, enthralling novella set in a futuristic Africa, Remote Control is a refreshing oasis of creativity… I implore you to discover this lovely, captivating story for yourself. –BookPage Okorafor builds a stunning landscape of futuristic technology and African culture, with prose that will grab readers from the first sentence. –Library Journal starred review This imaginative, thought-provoking story uses elements of the fantastic to investigate the complexities of gender and community outside of a European, colonial imagination. Readers will be blown away. –Publishers Weekly starred review Full of emotional depth and resonance, this is beautiful. –The Big Issue.
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About Nnedi Okorafor
NNEDI OKORAFOR, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella, Binti, won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children’s book, Long Juju Man, won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa; and her adult novel, Who Fears Death, was a Tiptree Honor Book.
Remote Control details
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 135 x 208 x 20.32mm | 300g
- 30 Mar 2021
- St Martin’s Press
- New York, United States