Who Fears Death
by Nnedi Okorafor
Review by Cathy Green
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756406172
Date: 01 June 2010 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: 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. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.