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After the Rain
After the Rain | Nnedi Okorafor
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During a furious storm a young woman's destiny is revealed . . . and her life is changed forever After the Rain is a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's short story "On the Road." The drama takes place in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm. A Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep. He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire. Something is very wrong. Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive. John Jennings and David Brame's graphic novel collaboration uses bold art and colors to powerfully tell this tale of identity and destiny.
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Addison_Reads
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I haven't read the short story this is based on, but I loved this graphic novel adaptation.

The folklore mixed with horror in the story became more intense by the fantastic artwork.

Highly recommend to fans of horror graphic novels.

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Lindy
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A cop from Chicago confronts past trauma while visiting her grandmother in Nigeria. The art of David Brame—who is “blackity Black & Afrofuturist”—contributes greatly to the strange, unnerving quality of this graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor‘s horror story. Panel edges are wavy & uncertain, there‘s tons of emotion in facial expressions; imagery draws on West African folklore; & rich colours bleed all the way to the page edges.

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No species of terror could have been more profound.

[I wanted to showcase a little bit of detail from David Brame‘s artwork here.]

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Lindy
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A can of beef ravioli: I love this improvisation of a weapon!

RealLifeReading Didn‘t know this book existed! 5mo
Lindy @RealLifeReading Isn‘t Litsy great for discovery? 5mo
ravenlee Anyone who‘s ever dropped a full can of anything on their tor knows the true threat of this weapon! 5mo
Lindy @ravenlee True that. 5mo
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Lauredhel
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Great graphic novel and feminist art haul from the library today!

Kenyazero The Magic Fish is such a treat! 11mo
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Soubhiville
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I‘m not sure how I discovered that Nnedi Okorafor had a graphic novel, I think I was looking up something else with a similar title and my library suggested this.

I‘d call this horror. It‘s the story of a woman from America who goes to visit her family in Nigeria. She gets “tagged” by a little boy with a supernatural bent, then things get creepy.

I liked the story and the artwork. I hope there‘s a sequel.

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amma-keep-reading
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Um, that was different. I definitely enjoyed the short story version better. The art work in the graphic novel version is gorgeous but the story hit different. I'm going to have to re-read few original again.

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ozma.of.oz
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There‘s a storm outside Chioma‘s family home in Nigeria. And a boy, alone and unnatural, wants to play.

Okorafor is excellent at portraying Chioma‘s confusion and fear. The art is disjointed and stark, highlighting the horror the reader needs to feel. Some of the best backgrounds are the Nigerian jungle, which, even in black and white, feel lush and alive.

The ending leaves me with more questions than answers in the best possible way. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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sebrittainclark
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4.5/5

I loved this graphic novel. I've never read the short story, On the Road, which this is adapted from, but it works incredibly well as a graphic novel. The art style did a great job communicating the sense of foreboding that Chioma feels throughout most of the story trying to understand what is happening to and around her.

#netgalley #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

ozma.of.oz Oh, I need to get around to this one. 😅 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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