Celebrity Author Gist: ‘Naijamerican’ Sci-Fi Author Nnedi Okorafor Just Completes New Novel Manuscript in New Year

Nnedi Okorafor, PhD

—Nnedi Okorafor, PhD [Source: Facebook]

By Kayode Taiwo Olla

Nigerian-American Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction author Nnedi Okorafor has just dotted the last i’s and crossed the last t’s on a new fiction manuscript just the night before the previous day. She stated this on her Facebook post yesterday, posting from Flessmoor, Illinois in the US, and posting with some feeling of now-done glee—surplus emoticons of that for that matter; and well-deserved, you’ll agree!

Just while last year wound down with its last days of December skiing through the festive season, the prolific and distinguished author and associate professor hinted that she has about three new stories in line then—one is a manuscript she is editing; another’s a manuscript she was about completing; and the last is a new story she couldn’t wait to begin as soon as she completed the manuscript in writing—and now she has; so the Nnedi Okorafor fans, you can keep your fingers crossed once more!

Nnedi titles the new novel in manuscript she’s just completed Remote Control. Boy, ain’t the title so cool?! As compelling as Nnedi’s novels are, this title just leaves you even more curious about what she’s got in there! Here’s a drawing picture the ever-so-artistic Nnedi captures the story in and which she posted along with the anouncing wallpost on Facebook. See below.


Here’s what she writes about it on Facebook.

I drew this image about 5 years ago (maybe more) when I didn’t have time to write it. It’s a full outline of the story and it was the best way to contain it.

So, to all fans of Nnedi Okorafor, let’s simply say you have a new speculative fiction novel coming from her, in your bookshelf soon! Lucky you! 😉


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