On Sale: June 7, 2011
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The critically-acclaimed novel-now in paperback. In a
far-future, post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa, genocide
plagues one region. When the only surviving member of a
slain village is brutally raped, she manages to escape,
wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby
girl with hair and skin the color of sand, and instinctively
knows her daughter is different. She names her daughter
Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient
African tongue. Reared under the tutelege of a mysterious
and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers she possesses a
remarkable and unique magic. The journey to fulfill her
destiny will force her to confront nature, tradition,
history, the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and
eventually to learn why she was given the unusual name she
bears: Who Fears Death?
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