Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
An incredible evocation of a post-apocalyptic African country, and an utterly gripping tale of a young woman transcending her outcast status to harness the juju that flows in her veins. Nnedi Okorafor has created a challenging and unforgettable tale of discovery, redemption, and inevitability, and a protagonist memorable for both her suffering and her strength. Onyesonwu’s story deserves to be heard and passed on to all those who will listen. Perhaps one of the best and most important books of the year.