Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Shadow Speaker

Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi

The Shadow Speaker

Genre: science fiction, fantasy

This book made the top ten list of obscure works.

Niger, West Africa, 2070
When fifteen-year old Ejii witnesses her father’s beheading, her world shatters. In an era of mind-blowing technology and seductive magic, Ejii embarks on a mystical journey to track down her father’s killer. With a newfound friend by her side, Ejii comes face to face with an earth turned inside out — and with her own magical powers.
But Ejii soon discovers that her travels across the sands of the Sahara have a greater purpose. Her people need to be protected from a force seeking to annihilate them. And Ejii may be just the hero to do it.

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