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BOOK REVIEW: After The Rain by Nnedi Okorafor, written by John Jennings and David Brame

GO. GET. THIS. BOOK— Especially, for any reader that enjoys Science Fiction, Afro-Futurism or Speculative Fiction.

After the Rain is a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” The drama brilliantly starts in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm, where Chioma, an Nigerian-American woman, answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep. He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire— something is very wrong. Ultimately, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive. The illustrations of this graphic novel faithfully capture each page of Okorafor’s work, from their beautiful tone and their distinctive writing.

David Brame’s line work, use of color and artistic style truly complaints John Jennings’s writing. This graphic novel collaboration supersedes any reader’s expectation, is a great example of essential elements of Afro-Futurism, and wonderfully uses bold art and colors to powerfully tell this tale of identity and destiny. Your Favorite Librarian read this title TWICE because it was magnificent.

This graphic novel gets a 5 out 5.


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