The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
In West Africa in 2070, after fifteen-year-old “shadow speaker” Ejii witnesses her father’s beheading, she embarks on a dangerous journey across the Sahara to find Jaa, her father’s killer, and upon finding her, she also discovers a greater purpose to her life and to the mystical powers she possesses.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Fatmisia & body shaming
- Death of a father