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Who Fears Death

Paperback - 04 February 2014
ISBN-13 : 9780756407285
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Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa.

In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different--special--she names her Onyesonwu, which means Who fears death? in an ancient language.

It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu--a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her.

Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.

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1 customer reviews Between 2−3 stars rating, 25 April 2019
An SFF By Black Author
By: Dion Muflia

Onyesonwu's name means "who fears death". She's a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, because how she was conceived. Her look and weird power made her an outsider, but she's destined for something bigger.

This is a very hard book to read, it even brings my mood down several notches. ... See More

style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Trigger warning as followed: genocide, rape, body mutilationThis book talked about the obvious racism and sexual harassment, but also about sexism and female body autonomy. It showed the strength of women who face unimaginable hardship and become survivors. They're the strongest of them all.

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