Pingy-Dingy Wednesday — Nnedi Okorafor talks about African science fiction

My sweet femme friend Miel Rose recommended Nnedi Okorafor’s writing to me, and I just finished reading her second novella about an earth girl who travels far and gains great responsibility, Binti: Home, which I adored. The astrolabes, the Meduse, the otjize, the okuoko and the edan are so beautiful and real. And my newly empty nest would be a lot easier to endure if my kids were at Oomza Uni instead of attending their mundane ol’ earthbound colleges!

Nnedi Okorafor, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for sharing your prodigious imagination and gorgeous writing with us! Your work lives on my bookshelf next to Octavia’s books.

http://nnedi.blogspot.com/2014/01/african-science-fiction-is-still-alien.html

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

 

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