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#1. See? We never needed you. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#2. THE BOY AND THE LADY - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#3. My novel Who Fears Death is a post-apocalyptic novel set in a future Sudan. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#4. Prejudice begets prejudice, you see. Knowledge does not always evolve into wisdom. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#5. It's more fun to write villains. They are more of a challenge, and I get a sick kind of pleasure out of delving into their minds. There's rarely emptiness, and there is almost always deep intelligence. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#6. However, just because something isn't surprising doesn't mean it's easy to deal with. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#7. Funny how all things people don't understand seem to be 'cursed'. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#8. There's a story in 'Kabu Kabu' called 'Bakasi Man' where I got to explore the mind of a 'bad man.' It was fun. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#9. The tarantula scrambles faster, certain that he will make it across. Certain of his extraordinary speed. Crunch. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#10. I want you to write yourself into history because no matter what history books say, even you are a part of it. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#11. the girl who was so lovely even her father couldn't resist her. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#12. Lambs think money and material things are the most important thing in the world. You can cheat, lie, steal, kill, be dumb as a rock, but if you can brag about money and having lots of things and your bragging is true, that bypasses everything. Money - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#13. Human beings make terrible gods. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#14. I grew up reading Stephen King, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, Isaac Asimov's nonfiction books, and Roald Dahl. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#15. When she was afraid, nervous, or uncomfortable, all she had to do was focus on the science to feel balanced again. It was no different now. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#16. When are aliens ever not evil?"
"E.T.?" Rome said. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#17. I love and am terrified of the water, particularly the ocean. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#18. Adaora was beginning to see why Ayodele's people had chosen the city of Lagos. If they'd landed in New York, Tokyo or London, the governments of these places would have quickly swooped to hide, isolate and study the aliens. Here in Lagos, there was no such order. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#19. I would try to write 'realistic' fiction, and someone would fly, or there would be a black hole full of demons or a girl who attracted frogs. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#20. She'd been away a long time, seeing the world. Now, she had to get home. She had learned much while she was away. She knew about courage and fear, she knew about gain and loss. She certainly knew about love and anguish and murder of love. But now she was going to learn about mass death. She'd - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#21. All through the night, she battled herself. Or battled to know herself. She fell apart and then put herself back together and then she fell apart again and put herself back together, over and over. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#22. Maybe I'm too scared to fly, but I'm brave enough to save your life. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#23. One of my feet is a whole size longer than the other. One is size ten, the other is size eleven. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#24. Life was out there and death was, too. I feared both now. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#25. Heru's chest burst - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#26. I slammed the door in the child's face, a horrific scream trapped in my throat. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#27. old doesn't always mean less advanced." I - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#28. Silence is the best answer to a fool. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#29. 'Who Fears Death' addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#30. sharklike creature collide with Agu. A moment later, the creature was flying out of the water, hurled a hundred feet in the air. Adaora could see its great toothy jaws gape. Then splash! - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#31. We cried and sobbed and wept and bled tears. But when we were finished, all we could do was continue living. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#32. Just because you are American does not make you American. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#33. We embrace those things that make us unique or odd. For only in these things can we locate and then develop our most individual abilities. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#34. School will bring you more success than marriage. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#35. Anthony was calm as an underground river. Father Oke was a volcano ready to erupt. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#36. But I hoped he couldn't read my mind. No one needed to know that. Not even him. He chuckled, again. "That is to be decided by your actions, Phoenix. Not by your thoughts. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#37. Edgar never used the rhythm to do violence again. But when he got on stage, when he rapped and let the words flow from his tongue like warmed honey, he could feel it. It would be there when he needed it. So far, he hadn't needed it. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#38. Money and material things make you king or queen of the Lamb world. You can do no wrong, you can do anything. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#39. But deep down inside me, I wanted . . . I needed it. I couldn't help but act on it. The urge was so strong that it was mathematical. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#40. My father didn't believe in war. He said war was evil, but if it came he would revel in it like sand in a storm. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#41. This world is bigger than you and it will go on, regardless." What - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#42. I have this obsession with destruction. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#43. We all must travel,' the driver said, keeping his eyes on the way ahead. His hands grasped the wheel firmly. 'It is the essence of all things, to move and change and keep going forward and backward and around. Even the spirits and the dead. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#44. Suffering is against the Way. Let us end you. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#45. Two footsteps do not make a path. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#46. Some of our old ways are better forgotten, but not all of them. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#47. There are more valuable things in life than safety and comfort. Learn. You owe it to yourself. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#48. would you have felt? - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#49. I love ocean life. I'm fascinated that so much of it remains unexplored by human beings. Diluted seawater consisted of nearly the same concentration of elements and minerals as blood plasma. They've got the same amount of sodium, too. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#50. 'Lagoon' is an ambitious novel. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#51. I see the world as a magical place. Therefore, it was only natural that magic wafted from my fiction like smoke. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#52. I love writing about monsters and food. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#53. Then I slid a slice of white milky dessert on my tray. I did not know its name, but it was easily the most wonderful thing I'd ever tasted. Each bite would fuel my mental well-being. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#54. How can a man slap his wife 'in the name of Jesus'? You instructed him to do so! You think I didn't see your e-mail to him a week ago? 'Break her with your hands, then soften her with flowers. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#55. To know someone's pain is to share in it. And to share in it is to relieve some of it. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#56. Though I knew I shouldn't have cared, the words still hurt like pinches, and pinches can be very painful when done in the same place many times in a row. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#57. There will be danger; some of you may not live to complete your lessons. It's a risk you take. This world is bigger than you and it will go on, regardless. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#58. Is it not the worst pain to know there is a cure for your child's illness and then not be able to obtain it? Oh it must be the one of the worst types of pain in the world ... - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#59. I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#60. I love books . I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas . I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#61. You might have liked the United States more,"" she said. "They've got more stuff. And if your spaceship is broken, they can probably fix it better. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#62. Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are! - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#63. To be something abnormal meant that you were to serve the normal. And if you refused, they hated you ... and often the normal hated you even when you did serve them. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#64. We prefer to explore the universe by traveling inward, as opposed to outward. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#65. The Magical Negro rested his red cane on his shoulder and leisurely strolled into the forest to see if he could find him some hobbits, castles, dragons, princesses, and all that other shit. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#66. I felt the pain and the glory of growth, was straining and shuddering with it. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#67. You fit get me inside dere?" he asked, his voice lusty in her ear. "I go try, baby," she whispered. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#68. It's ok to care about what other people think, but you should give a little more weight to what you, yourself, think ... The habit of thinking is the habit of gaining strength. You're stronger than you believe. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#69. I think speculative fiction has fewer unspoken prerequisites than literary fiction for writers of color. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#70. Science fiction is the only genre that enables African writers to envision a future from our African perspective. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#71. You are not crazy. You are just ready to change. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#72. Look, Brother Chris, women are . . . weak vessels. It is identified in the Bible. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#73. Sometimes a man must throw caution to the wind. - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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#74. Use your powers for good instead of evil - Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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