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Noor

by Nnedi Okorafor

Noor by Nnedi  Okorafor X
Noor by Nnedi  Okorafor
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2021, 224 pages

    Paperback:
    Jul 26, 2022, 224 pages

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A science fiction novel that asks us to consider a future defined by controversial medical advancements, extreme climate change and constant government surveillance.

Noor's heroine goes by the moniker AO. Though officially this stands for her given name, Anwuli Okwudili, to her it has always meant Artificial Organism; a reflection of the self she has spent years and countless surgeries trying to shape. Born with severe disfigurements, and disabled further by a car accident in her teens, AO's body is a blend of human flesh and cutting-edge technology: bionic limbs and artificial organs giving her the strength and independence she has craved. But with some people struggling to accept the increasingly blurred line between human and machine in this speculative, near-future Africa, AO becomes a target for prejudice and harassment. When she is forced to defend herself from a vicious attack, the eyes of the world — and the authorities — fall upon her. Fleeing the city of Abuja, she must seek out fellow exiles living off the grid in Nigeria's ...

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