Nnedi Okorafor to write a story for Marvel’s Black Panther series

By Stacey Lai | October 6 2017 | Children's General

This week Nnedi Okorafor announced that she will be writing a story for Marvel’s Black Panther series, picking up where author Ta-Nehisi Coates left off! Read more on CNN here.

The new story will be three-issues and will be titled Black Panther: Long Live the King, according to her announcement on Twitter:

 

Nnedi has become recognized as a striking Nigerian-American voice in Sci-Fi recently. Her 2010 fantasy novel, Who Fears Death, has been optioned by HBO for a TV series executive produced by Game of Thrones series creator George R. R. Martin.

 

In other Nnedi news, John Green said he was looking forward to reading AKATA WARRIOR in his Vlogbrothers (3 million subscribers) video this week! Other Penguin titles mentioned include We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, and of course his own Turtles All the Way Down.

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Young Adult Fiction - Fantasy - Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction - People & Places - Africa
Young Adult Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories
World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor weaves together a story of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world--for fans of Ursula Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones.
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Young Adult Fiction - Fantasy - Contemporary
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Oct 03, 2017
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An American Tragedy
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Sep 05, 2017
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Fiction - Science Fiction - Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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Winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award, Who Fears Death is the story of a young woman fighting for her life, her culture, and her identity. This unique blend of science fiction, fantasy, and African culture is a powerful tale of women's strength and violent heritage and a strong commentary on modern politics and race.
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Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!
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A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons
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Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
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