Nnedi Okorafor is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including Zahrah the Windseeker, which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, Who Fears Death, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel,and Lagoon, which Ngugi wa Thiong'o, author of Wizard of the Crow, calls 'a thing of magic and beauty.' She lives in New York, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
Nnedi Okorafor is a master storyteller.Okorafor... is among the most visible and vibrant proponents of a future in which fantastic fiction has so much more to say than it does today. - Tor.comThere's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics.Striking...all human life is here... in its endless variety and strangeness. - SFX on LAGOONAn anthem that its huge cast is learning how to sing. And in order properly to follow its generic disjuncts, the jagged leaps from folktale to SF to horror and back, it may be best to stay our gaze on Lagoon as though it were telling us a today to grasp. - Strange Horizons on LAGOON