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Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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Angitron
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Mehso-so

Generally speaking, I‘m a big fan of Okorafor‘s writing, but I didn‘t feel this was one of her best. One thing she always excels at - and which IS present here - is rich world building, but there wasn‘t much of a plot, which made it a bit disappointing. Worth a read if you‘re a fan!

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Bibliophibifemme
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Another brilliant novella from Nnedi Okorafor that explores grief, growing up, and the interplay between culture, technology, and corporations.

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Addison_Reads
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My only complaint with Nnedi Okorafor books would be that I always want more! 😁

Okorafor has such a enchanting way with words that I become wrapped up in her worlds and characters and I never want them to end. This book is a perfect blend of sci-fi and culture. Loved it. 💚💚💚

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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IhoardBOOKS
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Beautiful novella. Nnedi Okorafor creates such a painful, beautiful story of a young woman who walks with death and searches for answers and purpose. I loved this book.

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speljamr
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Another great novella from Nnedi Okorafor! Can't wait for her next book.

#scifi #sciencefiction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Someone else with a few Star Wars figurines guarding their books, I approve! 5mo
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llwheeler
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#20in4 wrap up! Almost 16 hours, and more #audiostitching puffin progress 😊

Read from 8 (I need to stop starting more books ahh) and finished 3.

BookishMarginalia Puffins! 💜💜💜 5mo
Jari-chan They're so lovely 😍 5mo
llwheeler @Jari-chan thanks 🙂 5mo
MelissaSue81 Oh my gosh. This is adorable!! 5mo
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rjsthumbelina
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure why, but something was missing in this for me. I thought it started off really strong, but then the second half just couldn't hold my attention. I think I wanted the story to go somewhere. More than it did. I felt pretty 'Meh' about it by the end, which was disappointing for how well I liked it initially

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Pinta
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Young Ghanaian girl comes to accept unexplained destructive powers + fear & reverence they generate. Villagers indulge her to avoid the glowing green anger of the “Adopted Daughter of Death.” Self-knowledge, self-confidence, renaming. Sankofa is an outcast & orphan, mostly alone with Movenpick the fox (her familiar). A deep loneliness. Original villain is dispatched too quickly, novella sets up corporate villain for book two? Flowing prose. 2020

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vlwelser
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I thought this was an excellent story and an entertaining #audiobook. It's so short. I sort of wish there was another. And this cover is excellent.

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@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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TieDyeDude
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In a vaguely futuristic, somewhat more technologically advanced Ghana, a young girl is gifted/cursed with a glowing green seed of mysterious origins. A very good coming-of-age story where her development correlates with her learning to control her power.

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TieDyeDude
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The moon was just rising when Sankofa came up the dirt road. Her leather sandals slapped her heels softly as she walked. Small swift steps made with small swift feet.

#firstline(s)Friday
@ShyBookOwl

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Tera66
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#Maycharacters #Merciful
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you both had great weekends!

"She's the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own"
While most fear her, Sankofa will use her "power" for good. Ending the life of a man riddled with cancer, is her being merciful, and his wife and children are thankful.?

Eggs Perfection! Great image 👏🏻📚🥰 7mo
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Laughterhp
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This was a quick novella listen. It was pretty good.

Sankofa wakes up one day and can‘t remember her name. Everyone around her is dead. She ends up leaving and walking around. She doesn‘t understand her powers at first but learns what she can and can‘t do. She‘s walking and searching for a meteorite.

I enjoyed reading this one because it was fun. But I almost felt like I was missing something when she mentions a big Corp but nothing happens

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Tera66
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"She's the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own"
My only complaint is that this was too short of a book, I wanted more time with Sankofa. As her story is told I really felt for her and loved her. The writing felt so magical. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jen2
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Wonderful!!!

Tera66 Im reading this now, so hard to put it down 8mo
SkeletonKey Just got this one from the library, can‘t wait! 8mo
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Chittavrtti
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When you have the power of a god but you‘re just a child who wants your family back, there are hard choices to make. I am so curious as to the backstory of Movenpick.

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underground_bks
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This Africanfuturist novella reads like a folktale from a near-future Ghana about Sankofa, “the adopted daughter of Death.” It‘s important to know that the Sankofa bird is Ghanaian symbol of retrieval from the past. This left me with more questions than answers, but it is a meditation on tradition and technology as powerful as it is brief. (On #petsandpagesmonday, I share a photo of an adoptable shelter cat with my current read for our bookshop.)

underground_bks Read for March Bookland Challenge: Sci-fi—Favorite Author 8mo
Palimpsest That cat is absolutely gorgeous! 8mo
underground_bks @Palimpsest his name is Lorenzo and he looks like a doll to me! 😍 8mo
Palimpsest Absolutely! I have two older cats, but if I didn‘t live so far away (WI) I‘d want to meet this guy. I hope Lorenzo finds a loving home. @underground_bks 8mo
underground_bks @Palimpsest we have two too, and my husband and both cats are firm that we‘re at max capacity—I could be persuaded! 😂 8mo
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HufflepuffBruja
Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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And of course before I read the books I just bought, I need to read my library books 🤣

#bookworm #librarybooks #idonthaveabookproblem

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tessavi
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Mehso-so

I read several books by Okorafor and in my opinion this one has the best writing style so far. The ending was so-so, but overall a quick solid read.

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BookishTrish
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I really enjoyed listening to this one - my first by this highly esteemed author. I liked the hybrid of folklore and sci fi. My concern is that maybe I didn‘t get it all in one listen and may need to reread!

charl08 Love the colours! 9mo
dragondrool You are doing a beautiful job!
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Hestapleton I don‘t know what sort of crafting this is but it is LOVELY. 9mo
BookishTrish @Hestapleton Thanks! It‘s stamped cross stitch. 9mo
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Branwen
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New in! I love Binti (which the delightful @DaveGreen7777 gifted to me!) so I am excited to read this one! Also, I am really loving this cover! 💕📚 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy

DaveGreen7777 YAY!!! Hope you enjoy this one, Becky! 😀 9mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 I'm only about 20 pages in, but it's fantastic so far! 😃 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My March #bookspinbingo card
@thearomaofbooks

I'm supposed to be working but I'm playing with Photoshop and making Bingo Cards....sounds about right for me.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! It was definitely worth your time because it looks great!! 😂 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My #bookspin and #doublespin selections for March
@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
Johanna414 Loved Female of the Species! 9mo
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The.Intentional.Reader
Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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Enjoyed this novella not only for its unique perspective but also the mystery behind the character. A bit sci-fi mixed with the mysterious & supernatural.

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BekaReid
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I will read anything Nnedi Okorafor writes. She is that good. This novella was excellent, and her blog and TED talk are excellent as well - https://nnedi.com
And here's all you need to know to entice you to give it a try. Remote Control is:
1. Set in near-future Ghana
2. Features the Adopted Daughter of Death
3. Has a problematic robot in it

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Melismatic
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Excellent novella that‘s one part coming of age (young girl on her own in Ghana), one part fantasy/sci-if/Africanjujuism (she is granted mysterious powers of death and unwittingly kills her entire town including her family).

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broughtyoubooks
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Another short one that I loved. The speculative was super interesting and the way it blended concepts of folk tale, tech and aliens(?).

Tera66 I'm hearing every where that this one is great.😊 10mo
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cleoh
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Misty magical snow day ❄️ I was supposed to work today, but thanks to an influx of snow we islanders are less than prepared for, my bus isn‘t running so I get a snow day! Current audiobook tagged.

tpixie Lovely! Snow brightens a cold dreary day. Enjoy your unexpected reading day! May I ask where this is? ❄️ ❄️❄️ (edited) 10mo
cleoh @tpixie Victoria, BC! It seems every February we get a snow storm and no one remembers 😂 10mo
tpixie @cleoh 😂 I‘ve always heard Victoria is a great place to visit. I bet it‘s a lovely place to live as well!! 10mo
Cathythoughts Stunning 🤍 10mo
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Karisa
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Set in a near-future Ghana, this novella has glimpses of almost possible tech like jelli tellis. At its heart though, this story is a haunting fairy tale both achingly lonely and darkly sweet.

cleoh I‘m excited to start this! The audiobook just came off hold at my library. It sounds so good. 10mo
Karisa @cleoh 💗 10mo
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Karisa
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"The moon was just rising when Sankofa came up the dirt road."

Loving the artwork at the start of each chapter in this slim novel.

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LaraReads
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Mehso-so

Finished this novella tonight for #booked2021 sci-fi written by a woman. It really packed a punch for such a quick read. And the audio was pretty amazing. The world building and folklore were so fantastic. I felt very connected to the MC. I was just let down a little by the lack of resolution on the science fiction parts. I very rarely read sci-fi, so it was hard for me that it was pretty open ended at the last.

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amma-keep-reading
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Immediately finished this book and restarted. Nnedi Okorafor is an author whose books will always be added to my TBR. Something about this specific story, in this specific time in history just hits a little different, personal. Maybe it's Mother Nature's torment coming to a head or living through a pandemic with early mention of experimentation on African people. So many things. The moral of this rant is to encourage ppl read this author.

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rmaclean4
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"There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." Uesula K Le Guin
Love her compact writing. A gem of afro futurism. About loss, loneliness, growing up and owning ones own power. Loved it. 4 ?

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rmaclean4
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Oh how I wish it were the weekend! My library holds arrived today.

RebL Same! Three holds came in this week. I have one urgent TBR and am near the end of another good one. Hey Friday! We are ready for you! 10mo
batsy That Virago! 💚 10mo
Cathythoughts Lovely post 💫 10mo
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Tywash
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I just plowed through this story & now I need someone to talk to about LifeGen, lab rats, and lonely girls who have gifts they don‘t understand.

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emtobiasz
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I loved this Afrofuturism novella that manages to meld science fiction and the tone of a folk tale. A young girl wanders the countryside alone. The people of towns and villages give her whatever she wants, even though they obviously fear her. She could never be one of them. I don‘t want to spoil any of it, but what a gem of a book! 💫

LaraReads I am anxiously awaiting this one on Scribd! 10mo
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mdemanatee
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This one was great. The imagery contrast between the woman forced to wander and a sci-fi world? Brilliant.

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rsteve388
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Wow what a great story, I hope there is a sequel to this story cause it felt like it was setup for one. What a beautiful, intriguing story about how the loss of one's name can lead to a very different life. Loved the narrator, they really gave the story depth.

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rsteve388
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Listening to this audiobook (it's excellent, I am really Loving it.) Also I got my #BookCupidSwap today @candority I'll be shipping mine out this week probably Weds or Thursday.

candority Wonderful! 💘 10mo
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jackilynn
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I kind of forgot this book was coming out. I know what my next audiobook will be.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Okorafor is pretty much an automatic buy for me these days—books, comics, novellas like this one, I want to read it all. Fatima, known as Sankofa after Death pays her a visit, is deadly, her touch means death—to humans & technology. With a fox as her only companion she spends her days hunting a mysterious box she hopes will offer some answers. Yes, it‘s a great story. It‘s also a commentary on our relationships with death, technology & more.

Schlinkles Did your ARC have 160 pages, like the finished book is supposed to have? I have an early bound manuscript copy and it‘s only 103 pages, the story definitely ends abruptly. (edited) 13mo
TracyReadsBooks @Schlinkles Yes, the ARC I read had the full text. I definitely would have been disappointed if it ended after only 103 pages! 13mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Saturday night reading.