Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor (born April 8, 1974) is a Nigerian-American writer of fantasy and science fiction for both children and adults.


Who Fears Death (2010)[edit]

Winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award. All page numbers from the trade paperback first edition published by Daw Books ISBN 978-0-7564-0669-1
In this book chapters 26-59 have no titles.
  • Withholding the truth is lying.
    • Chapter 14, “The Storyteller” (p. 95)
  • People hate what they don’t understand.
    • Chapter 15, “The House of Osugbo” (p. 100)
  • “Are you willing to allow other the same right to their beliefs?”
    “If their beliefs don’t hurt others and, when I feel the need, I am allowed to call them stupid in my mind, then yes.”
    • Chapter 17, “Full Circle” (p. 110)
  • “Is it better to give or receive?”
    “They’re the same,” I said. “One can’t exist without the other. But if you keep giving without receiving, you’re a fool.”
    • Chapter 17, “Full Circle” (p. 111)
  • We fear what we don’t know.
    • Chapter 21, “Gadi” (p. 139)
  • There is nothing that a man must believe that can’t be seen or touched or sensed.
    • Chapter 23, “Bushcraft” (p. 144)
  • When I am not moving toward my fate, it comes to me.
    • Chapter 44 (p. 273)
  • Mortality smelled muddy and wet and I reeked of it.
    • Chapter 45 (p. 278)
  • Just because something is not alive, does not mean that it is dead. You have to be alive first to be dead.
    • Chapter 45 (p. 281)

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