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News, one of my favorite authors Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her novel The Shadow Speaker.
I haven’t been able to pick up The Shadow Speaker yet (because my local stores aren’t carrying it and I want to hit up a few more and see before I order from one of the big chains) but her first novel, Zahrah the Windseeker is one of my favorite books. I wrote a whole article comparing it very favorably to Harry Potter on the Feminist Science Fiction blog (Harry vs. Zahrah: Assimilation vs. Acceptance {Contains Spoilers}) and I recommend it to everyone I know.

Congratulations Nnedi, it’s very well deserved!

P.S. Nnedi is also the author of one of my favorite essays ever, I recommend it to everyone as well: Stephen King’s Super Duper Magical Negroes.