Episode 184: Nnedi Okorafor and Lagoon

Lagood, Nnedi Okorafor
Lagood, Nnedi Okorafor

On the eve of the publication of her new adult science fiction novel, Lagoon, the wonderful Nnedi Okorafor joins our intrepid podcasts to discuss the evolution of the book, what she’s been working on since  we last spoke in April 2012, Nigerian literature, and much more.

As always, our thanks to Nnedi and we hope you all enjoy the podcast.

Other books mentioned in the podcast:

NB: This post was retitled from Nnedi Okorafor, Lagoon and Nigerian Fiction to more correctly reflect the content of the podcast.

3 thoughts on “Episode 184: Nnedi Okorafor and Lagoon”

  1. 55 year old Ben Okri described as “young”? No mention of Adichie or Teju Cole? This felt like an outdated conversation about Nigerian lit.

  2. Gary and I don’t pretend to have any expertise on African or Nigerian literature, and if the podcast gave the impression that we do, then I apologise. I’d be delighted to see any recommendations for African SF or fantasy fiction (which is our area of interest). Sorry you didn’t enjoy the podcast.

  3. I definitely enjoy the podcast–this episode included.

    I probably did expect too much when the conversation veered into litfic territory. SF is why I usually listen, after all. (And to be fair, Gary seemed to be leaning on his grad school studies from a while back.)

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