Main Fiction: “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
Originally published in Seeds of Change, edited by John Joseph Adams
Nnedi Okorafor’s books include Lagoon, Who Fears Death, Kabu Kabu, Akata Witch, Zahrah the Windseeker, and The Shadow Speaker. Her adult novel The Book of Phoenix was released in May 2015; the New York Times called it a “triumph”. Her novella Binti was released in late September 2015 and her young adult novel Akata Witch 2: Breaking Kola will be released in 2016.
Nnedi holds a PhD in literature/creative writing and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY). She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com.
Narrated by: Aminat Badara
Aminat is a budding writer and aspiring On-Air-Personality. As a Jaycee, she believes strongly in active citizenship and service to humanity. She loves reading and has a weird penchant for collecting hardcover notebooks. When she’s not writing or trying to be a superhuman, she’s either looking for Xs to solve, seeing movies or getting her heart broken by Arsenal FC. She blogs at meenahsthoughts.wordpress.com (every once in a while)