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Book Club #4: Who Fears Death

May 22, 2018 @ 13:00 - 15:00

LLACE Book Club’s fourth book discussion was blindly chosen by none other than YOU; the members of Etcetera!

WHO FEARS DEATH by Nnedi Okorafor

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke.
Onyesonwu, “who fears death” in an ancient language, is the outcast child of a mother who cannot speak above a whisper. Her skin and hair clearly mark her as Ewu, a child of both Nuru and Okeke, a combination despised by Nuru and Okeke alike. Her gender makes the only sorcerer in the village unwilling to teach her. And her shapeshifting and nigh-uncontrollable magic make her neighbors fear and hate her. After her father dies and her magical powers manifest themselves at his funeral, she flees into the desert to avoid mob violence and to seek her nemesis: the man who raped her mother, sired her, and has been trying to kill her ever since. She is accompanied on her quest by four friends, her true love, and a herd of free-spirited camels.


May 22, 2018
13:00 - 15:00
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