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Zahrah the Windseeker Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Zahrah the Windseeker

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

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ISBN : 9786131083457
Paperback
102 pages
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Zahrah the Windseeker (Houghton Mifflin, Sept 2005), written by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, is one of a very small handful of young adult fantasy novels that incorporate the myths and folklore and culture of West Africa. It is the winner of the 2008 WoleMoreZahrah the Windseeker (Houghton Mifflin, Sept 2005), written by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, is one of a very small handful of young adult fantasy novels that incorporate the myths and folklore and culture of West Africa. It is the winner of the 2008 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. Okorafor-Mbachu was born in the United States to two Nigerian (Igbo) parents.In the northern Ooni Kingdom, fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen-year-old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal girl, she grows her own flora computer, has mirrors sewn onto her clothes, and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle. But unlike other children in the village of Kirki, Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, isnt afraid of her, even when something unusual begins happening-something that definitely makes Zahrah different. The two friends determine to investigate, edging closer and closer to danger. When Daris life is threatened, Zahrah must face her worst fears alone, including the very thing that makes her different.