A Unique Tale,
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This review is from: Who Fears Death? (Paperback)
Set in a post apocalyptic Africa, "Who Fears Death" is a science fantasy tale of magic and myth. Onyesonwu, the hero of our story, is a person born out of the violent conflict between two groups of people, the Okeke and the Nuru. Yet she has a specific and unique role to play in the unfolding events in that conflict.
The characters we meet along in this tale (good and bad) are well developed and very interesting. I also felt that subjects which were raised in the book, such as violence, slavery, female circumcision, rape and racism were well dealt with by the author. And despite the things that happen in the lives of the people in the book there is always a feeling of hope!
"Who Fears Death" is a well written and unique story which blends elements of traditional Africa into a speculative tale of the future. I would certainly recommend it.