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Book Review: Remote Control

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor was a spectacular read. This poignant novella focusses on a young girl, Sankofa, whose encounter with an alien artifact has given her the ability to glow green and kill anyone her light touches. Sankofa is a resilient character and her story is both moving and heart wrenching as she travels across Ghana. Alone, aside from her fox, Sankofa journeys from town to town, learning more about humans as an outcast than she could as part of society. This story beautifully layers Ghanaian culture, futuristic elements, and mystery and is a must read for every sci-fi lover.

A Nigerian-American author, Okorafor’s works of science fiction and fantasy are an elegant blend of  African culture and fantastical elements.  Okorafor is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novella, Nebula Award for Best Novella, World Fantasy Award, and Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa.

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