Book review: Noor


by Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by
Délé Ogundiran
Daw Books
Tantor Media
224 pages
Science fiction/Cyberpunk*


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*If you don’t know what cyberpunk is, here is a definition I found. It fits perfectly to this novel:

“Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a dystopian futuristic setting that tends to focus on a ‘combination of lowlife and high tech’, featuring futuristic technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with societal collapse or decay.”

I discovered Nnedi Okorafor recently with her Binti trilogy which I enjoyed very much. Nnedi Okorafor has come up with a new genre she calls African futurism. She is masterful in bringing together African culture and science fiction. Noor is another great example of it.

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