The Shadow Speaker (Hardcover)

By Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Jump At The Sun, 9781423100331, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

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Description

Driven by vengeance. Destined for peace. Niger, West Africa, 2070: After fifteen-year old Ejii witnesses her father's beheading, her world shatters. In an era of mind-blowing technology and seductive magic, Ejii embarks on a mystical journey to track down her father's killer. With a newfound friend by her side, Ejii comes face to face with an earth turned inside out-and with her own magical powers. But Ejii soon discovers that her travels across the sands of the Sahara have a greater purpose. Her people need to be protected from a force seeking to annihilate them. And Ejii may be just the hero to do it. This futuristic, fantastical adventure heralds a bright new talent on the YA fantasy scene.



About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu is a journalist who made her fiction debut with Zahrah the Windseeker. Her short stories have won many awards, and she earned her PhD in English at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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