Nigerian-American author, Nnedi Okoroafor’s works cuts across African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for children and adults.
The author of ‘Binti’ (which was recently acquired for screen adaptation by Hulu) is set to release her latest novella, ‘Remote Control’ on January 19, 2021.
Okoroafor, who shared the cover art of the book in an Instagram post, captioned it: “The cover of my forthcoming Novella REMOTE CONTROL (published by Tor.com January 2021). Cover art by the amazing Greg Ruth (@gregthings). Preorders available through @afriwarebooks, #africanfuturism – She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her mind. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”
‘Remote Control’ is a sci-fi novella which is set in near-future Ghana. It tells the story of a girl named Sankofa, who wields enormous power as the adopted daughter of death.
About The Book:
The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From now on 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 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?