Anticipating … “Remote Control” by Nnedi Okorafor

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Nnedi Okorafor recently made public that her new novel will be with us soon(-ish).

Set in a near-future Ghana, this book promises to be a significant addition to the growing stable of science fiction emerging from Africa.


From the publisher’s website:

“An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death’s adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa­­—a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.

Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks—alone, except for her fox companion—searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.

But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?”

You can pre-order your copy by clicking on the image above with a 10% discount from Book Depository. The release date is 19 January, 2021.