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Noor
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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From africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria. Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt...natural, and that's putting it lightly. Her parents spent most of the days before she was born praying for her peaceful passing because even in-utero she was wrong. But she lived. Then came the car accident years later that crippled her even further. Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything goes wrong. Once on the run, she meets a Fulani herdsman named DNA and the race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria begins. In a world where all things are streamed, everyone is watching the reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist and the saga of the wicked woman and mad man unfold. This fast-paced, relentless journey of tribe, destiny, body, and the wonderland of technology revels in the fact that the future sometimes isn't so predictable. Expect the unaccepted.
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Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I‘d claim Nnedi Okorafor is similar to LeGuin when it comes to the structure of her characters‘ journeys; plus, she is to #sf what #magicalrealism is to fantasy. And while I usually prefer my sf a little harder, the whimsicality of her works and the undeniable freshness of her ideas have their appeal. As with magical realism and fantasy fans, not every sf fan will like this—though if you did, do yourself a favor, and read Remote Control next.

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welltemperedwriter
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Road-movie plot set in Nigeria with one of the most appealingly stubborn protagonists I've come across in awhile.

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Oldschool_millenial
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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FINALLY making some headway for this month's reading resolution (5 books read, aiming for 6 or more)
Fine, two of them are super short (particularly Museum Of Rain) but I'm gonna sit back and enjoy my little victory

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Tera66
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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#WeekendReads
@rachelsbrittain
1. Just Finished A Dirty Job, reading Along Came A Spider, Listening to To Paradise and These Silent Woods.

2. The tagged book, pretty good.

3. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

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Soubhiville
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t care for this one. The writing felt stilted with no real flow. The story itself is promising and I liked both of the main characters, I just felt like it could have been fleshed out more into a full novel.

I have mixed reactions to this author- I loved the Binti series, but I didn‘t like Akata Witch…. I have two more by her on my TBR shelf, hope they are better than this one.

Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was my February #bookspin 😁📚 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 10mo
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Soubhiville
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Venkman and I think all bookstores should have a stamp for books you purchase there!
Starting Noor, my #bookspin for February.

DivineDiana I love this idea! 10mo
RaeLovesToRead That's awesome! And haii Venkman! 👋 10mo
SRWCF What a sweet face! 10mo
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TheBookHippie The NYPL will do that too if you buy books from the bookshop ! 10mo
Sharpeipup Agreed! 10mo
AmyG I agree with whatever Venkman says. 10mo
Leftcoastzen Awww!😻 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh, the stamp is such a fun idea!!! Good luck on your BookSpin!! 10mo
LeahBergen It‘s like the book stamp from Shakespeare & Co in Paris. 👏👏 10mo
Megabooks Yes!! 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
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Soubhiville
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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My #bookspin and #doublespin books for February, both highly anticipated! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks , I always look forward to the monthly choices!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
janeycanuck The Lincoln Highway has a pretty polarizing ending - for me, it totally made the book, it would have likely only been a so-so for me otherwise! Hope you enjoy it!! 10mo
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Tera66
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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#Literati #Audacious
While this is a good sci-fi story it also has much to say about corporations, directly pointing to one that rhymes with Spamazon, corporate greed and how that has consequences for other people in other countries. How these big company‘s power along with support of the government hurts small communities and other small businesses. Also how it can all damage the environment. 👇

Tera66 I found this book pretty good, I am going to give it 3 stars. I think that it needed to be shorter or longer for me. At this length, 211 pages, I was left wanting more of the story and more time for A.O. 's and DNA‘s relationship to evolve. Or it could have been short and sweet like her last novella Remote Control that I loved. 10mo
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alysonimagines
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Love this dedication. It couldn‘t be more fitting for such an unapologetic story about being who you are no matter what. 💜

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Chittavrtti
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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December reads read. Fifty four total books read for 2021.

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BekaReid
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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Set in a near-future Nigeria where the lines between public and private, business and government, and synthetic and organic have blurred, Noor explores what makes us human. This is a story of knowing yourself, owning yourself and finding those who will do the same brilliantly written by Nnedi Okorafor. Be who you are and embrace it with confidence is the perfect message to kick off the new year. (TW: suicidal ideation)

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Shadowfat
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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I've heard good things about this author and I wasn't disappointed. I think this was one of my favorite books I read this year. There's something about her writing that draws you in and keeps you captivated.

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Chittavrtti
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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The families gifted me a book card for the holidays. Yay! A new Okorafor:)

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BekaReid
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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One of my favorite things about this time of year is extra reading time, and I was excited to receive a Jolabokaflod gift this year from a dear friend. So excited for this! (And the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod may be one of the best!)

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LibrarianRyan
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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4 ⭐ Noor are giant red eyes in the sky on top of towering structures. They are the energy producers for the people of the world. This story take place in a futuristic Nigeria. AO is our main character who is half human, half not. Her legs, one harm and part of her head are all robotic due to birth defects and an accident at age 13. She is a wanderer who is just living her life, but one day at the market, she ends up on the run, with a herder

LibrarianRyan named DNA. They are trying to escape the all-seeing and all-knowing eye, but that is pretty hard. As the story of AO and DNA unfolds there are ethical questions on biotechnology, body autonomy, and even government oversite. This book is part 1984, part I Robot and all Okorafor. It is a fabulous read or listen, that you will want to revisit many times. 12mo
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SilverShanica
Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 304.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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