What a wild and strange story. It is a combination of weird wig magic, witchcraft, and technology. Yes, I said wig magic.
Rain, the wig maker and central protagonist of the story, discovers that the wigs of her creation give the wearers powers. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Rain attempts to save her country and her people.
I think. This story is so off the wall that it was a little bit difficult to follow. But the bones are good, and it is an interesting take. Okorofor creates exciting worlds, and I would love to see her flesh this out more. I mean, wigs with power and a story that blends science, witchcraft, and technology. So cool!
Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults and a professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. Her works include Who Fears Death, the Binti novella trilogy, the Book of Phoenix, the Akata books and Lagoon. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and her debut novel Zahrah the Windseeker won the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. She lives with her daughter Anyaugo and family in Illinois. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com.