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The Black Pages (Black Stars) Kindle Edition
By fate and fire, a being four millennia old is reborn in Mali in a short story of contemporary African life and ancient secrets by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Binti trilogy.
Issaka has returned home to Timbouctou and a devastating al-Qaeda raid. His only hope for survival is Faro, a stunning, blue-beaded supernatural entity who rises free from the flames of her imprisoning book as it burns. Compelled to follow Faro, Issaka is opening his eyes to their shared history and the ancestral wisdom of his own past.
Nnedi Okorafor’s The Black Pages is part of Black Stars, a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Each story is a world much like our own. Read or listen to them in a single sitting.
“Science fiction invites audiences to imagine new and different worlds…Soon readers (and listeners) will be able to add some new voices and stories to this mix, thanks to an upcoming collection of short stories from Amazon Original Stories.” —SYFY Wire
“Part of what makes Black Stars so special is the fact that it is showcasing speculative science fiction from Black authors from around the world.” —SYFY Wire
“With a host of amazing authors, Black Stars is perfect for lovers of Afrofuturism, Caribbean science fiction, and African jujuism. As you read the stories, you’ll start to understand why there are so many different genres in the collection…Black Stars introduces people to so many different frameworks, showing the diversity of stories created when Black authors across the diaspora infuse their unique cultural perspectives into these narratives, creating an abundance of originality that lets readers imagine wildly different worlds, realities, and futures.” —Shondaland
About the Author
Nnedi Okorafor is a writer of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults. She has won the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Eisner Award, and multiple Hugo Awards, and her debut novel, Zahrah the Windseeker, won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.
- ASIN : B098T11H5Q
- Publisher : Amazon Original Stories (August 31, 2021)
- Publication date : August 31, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 4284 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 31 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,811 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I really liked Faro. Her strength was amazing at the right times. And to discover Issaka’s father was the keeper of the ancient books and his mother seemed to be like some sort of spirit women. A protector of the unseen in a sense. That was surprising but it would explain how Faro was put into the book by Issaka in another life.
It’s definitely a unique concept. And it feels similar to what is happening in Afghanistan now.
Once I had read the Binti books it was clear that I would read everything I could of hers. However, this was a head scratcher. Did I like it? It expects the reader to be able to parse out the wisdom on many levels. It doesn't hand you thestory in one "fell swoop". Instead it expects you'll pull out the story and examine it. On that idea it is marvelous