Nnedi Okorafor at Tedx Global, Tanzania – Sci-fi Stories That Imagine A Future Africa

Must Read

Interesting Facts About Tiffany Stewart, Mark Cuban’s Wife

If you are familiar with Shark Tank, you most likely know Mark Cuban, the Billionaire investor who...

Saira Dewji – Fast Facts You Should Know About Her

Saira Dewji is the wife of Tanzanian billionaire , Mohammed Dewji. Mohammed Dewji has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion as was ranked the 21st richest man in Africa by Forbes Magazine in 2015.

Kathleen Gawthrop : All You Need To Know About Arnold Palmer’s Wife

Arnold Palmer died on the 25th September, 2016. He was survived by his wife from his 2nd marriage, Kathleen Gawthrop.

For Nnedi Okorafor, the question “What if” is one which can have answers spanning endless possibilities.

August 27, 2017 saw Nnedi Okorafor speak at TEDGlobal 2017, in Arusha Tanzania.

She starts of her speech with “What if an African girl from a traditional family in a part of future Africa is accepted into the finest university in galaxy, planets away? What if she decides to go?”

This is an excerpt from Nnedi’s Binti series, a trilogy that is set in Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a concept that is new to many and others may say that it looks a lot like science fiction, but Nnedi argues it’s different from sci-fi because its evolutionary roots are different.

According to her, she was inspired to write this story, not because she was following a line of classic space opera narratives, but because of blood that runs deep, family, cultural conflicts and the need to see an African girl leave the planet on her own terms. “My science fiction has different ancestors, African ones.” Nnedi says.

Watch her speech here:

Photo credit: Instagram @nnediokorafor

Still haven't downloaded the 2nd edition of Urban Woman Magazine? Do so here! You stand a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Latest News

Interesting Facts About Tiffany Stewart, Mark Cuban’s Wife

If you are familiar with Shark Tank, you most likely know Mark Cuban, the Billionaire investor who...

Saira Dewji – Fast Facts You Should Know About Her

Saira Dewji is the wife of Tanzanian billionaire , Mohammed Dewji. Mohammed Dewji has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion as was ranked the 21st richest man in Africa by Forbes Magazine in 2015.

Kathleen Gawthrop : All You Need To Know About Arnold Palmer’s Wife

Arnold Palmer died on the 25th September, 2016. He was survived by his wife from his 2nd marriage, Kathleen Gawthrop.

Jennifer Lopez Headlining Latin Music Week With Maluma Chat

Jennifer Lopez would be headlining the Latin Music Week with Maluma Chat. The two are going to have a chat about their lives and careers as part of Billboard's Latin Music Week.

Nene Leakes Is Leaving ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’

NeNe Leakes has just announced on her YouTube channel that she would not be returning to the show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” next season.

More Articles Like This