Bitch: A Feminist Response to Pop Culture - - NEWS - —DAHLIA GROSS­MAN-HEINZE, SE­NIOR EN­GAGE­MENT ED­I­TOR

Staff picks and fem­i­nist fa­vorites.

This year will see the HBO se­ries based on Nnedi Oko­rafor’s 2010 sci-fi fan­tasy novel Who Fears Death. The novel is a com­ing-of-age story set in a postapocalyptic Africa and fol­lows Onye­sowu, a young girl try­ing to un­der­stand her mag­i­cal pow­ers. She has to bat­tle her sorcerer fa­ther to unite the land in which she lives. The show will be ex­ec­u­tive pro­duced by Ge­orge R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) with Oko­rafor con­sult­ing. Who Fears Death was awarded the 2011 World Fan­tasy Award for Best Novel and the 2010 Carl Bran­don Kin­dred Award “for an out­stand­ing work of spec­u­la­tive fic­tion deal­ing with race and eth­nic­ity.” Read the book be­fore the se­ries pre­mieres!

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