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Remote Control

Nnedi Okorafor

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ISBN10: 125077280X
ISBN13: 9781250772800

Hardcover

160 Pages

$19.99

CA$26.99

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Finalist for a Locus Award

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon 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?

Reviews

Praise for Remote Control

"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

"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

"Narrator Adjoa Andoh captivates listeners with a stunning new sci-fi novella set in a near-future Ghana. Andoh is perfectly in tune with Okorafor's compelling story."—AudioFile

"[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 Reviews

"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)

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About the author

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. 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. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.

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