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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Review: Remote Control by Nnedi Okarafor

Remote Control 
by Nnedi Okarafor

Thank you Tordotcome for this gorgeous copy.

Publisher: Tordotcome
Publish Date: January 19, 2020
160 Pages
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction

"She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own."

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa­­--a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.

Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks--alone, except for her fox companion--searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.

But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion? 

My Review:

Come for this gorgeous cover.  Stay for this compelling and beautiful story.  This novella holds alot within its short pages. Okarafor truly brings Fatima/Sankofa to life.  While this is science fiction, it actually felt more like folklore.  Either way, I was here for every single word.

The adopted daughter of Death.  When she glows, you RUN for your life. As a seven year old, she was suffering another bout of malaria and spending time in her tree and making sky words.  Then one day the tree gives back.  But at what cost?  I was absolutely riveted to these pages.  I felt so much for Sankofa and Movenpick. 

I don't want to say too much but please grab yourself a copy and immerse yourself in this beautiful story of a young girl traveling across Africa, trying to find what was given and then lost.  Meet the cast of characters she encounters for they are plentiful and quite interesting.  Okarafor writes beautifully and I will need to read more of her.


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