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Kabu Kabu
by Nnedi Okorafor


Overview - Kabu kabu--unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis--generally get you where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu Kabu , however, takes the reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always imaginative locations you didn't know you needed.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Kabu kabu--unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis--generally get you where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu Kabu, however, takes the reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always imaginative locations you didn't know you needed. This debut short story collection by an award-winning author includes notable previously published material, a new novella co-written with New York Times-bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, six additional original stories, and a brief foreword by Whoopi Goldberg.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781607014058
  • ISBN-10: 160701405X
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 264
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Collections & Anthologies

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-10-21
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this vibrant collection of speculative fiction, Okorafor (Who Fears Death) proves yet again that she is among the 21st century's most significant and noteworthy Science Fiction authors. The American-born author features her parents' Nigerian homeland in many of her stories, casting a sympathetic but informed eye on that nation. With such oil-rich land, Nigeria's mineral wealth continues to attract exploiters. Within these 20 stories we visit various takes on the future of Africa, many of which are equally as bleak as the past. Each story is as carefully crafted as the last; robots serving shadowy foreign interests find common cause with artists, women fall victim to their society's brutally patriarchal order while others find less bitter fates, and assassins ponder the effects of their efforts to provoke reform. With a knack for dialogue and an ambitious imagination, Okorafor effortlessly blends original characters with fantastical elements into the vivid scenery of Africa to create stories worth reading again and again. (Nov.)

 
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