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By fate and fire, a being four millennia old is reborn in Mali in a short story of contemporary African life and ancient secrets by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Binti trilogy.

Issaka has returned home to Timbouctou and a devastating al-Qaeda raid. His only hope for survival is Faro, a stunning, blue-beaded supernatural entity who rises free from the flames of her imprisoning book as it burns. Compelled to follow Faro, Issaka is opening his eyes to their shared history and the ancestral wisdom of his own past.

Nnedi Okorafor’s The Black Pages is part of Black Stars, a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Each story is a world much like our own. Read or listen to them in a single sitting.

©2021 by Nnedi Okorafor. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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AWESOME

Please, Please, PLEEEEEASE! Make a continuation of some sort. This story was soooooo good. The combination of so many thing brought this to the peak of Afro-Futurism.

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excellent short story

This was masterfully written and performed. I am going to listen to the other stories like it.

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Enjoyed the concept, good story wish it was either longer or ended differently but all-and-all it was fine

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Uneven mix of the modern world and mysticism

The beginning of the story seemed confusing and disjointed. As things progress it begins to make more sense, but I never quite liked how the circumstances of the characters were presented. The premise was interesting but the execution seemed lacking.