Sunday, August 23, 2009

MC Spotlight #23: The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-mbachu

YA Fresh MC Spotlight #23!

The Shadow Speaker

Niger, West Africa, 2070:
After a nuclear fallout in the early twenty-first century, the earth's civilization has been completely transformed. Magic, mysticism, and mind-blowing technology now rule the world. In West Africa, fourteen-year old Ejii struggles to master her own magical powers. When her world is completely upended after she witnesses her father's death, Ejii faces a unique opportunity to explore her power and realize her destiny. But is she ready for the responsibility that comes along with that?

Embarking on a journey across the Sahara, Ejii befriends new allies and battles dangerous foes. It soon becomes clear that her people need to be protected from a terrible force seeking to annihilate them. And Ejii may just be their last hope for survival.

Fast-paced and full of tender friendships and thrilling action, this futuristic adventure heralds a bright new talent in young adult science fiction.
Read an excerpt here.

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu’s short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines, including Dark Matter II, Strange Horizons, and Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII. Nnedi lives with her daughter, Anyaugo, and family in Illinois. Visit the author's website,

5 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Sounds interesting!

Debbie Rigaud said...

I can't wait to read this and other books by Nnedi. She sounds amazing! :-)

Paradox said...

I've wanted to read this one ever since I heard of it over a year ago! And I read the author's other YA book, Zahrah the Windseeker, so I know it must be good!

Kelly Parra said...

Yes, her books sound REALLY great!!

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