Nnedi Okorafor

1974 - Today

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Nnedimma Nkemdili "Nnedi" Okorafor (formerly Okorafor-Mbachu; born April 8, 1974) is a Nigerian American writer of science fiction and fantasy for both children and adults. She is best known for her Binti Series and her novels Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker, Akata Witch, Akata Warrior, Lagoon and Remote Control. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nnedi Okorafor has received more than 687,132 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Nnedi Okorafor is the 7,186th most popular writer (down from 6,405th in 2019), the 17,571st most popular biography from United States (down from 16,135th in 2019) and the 1,177th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 690k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 30.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Akata witch
Supernatural, Serial murderers, Magic
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
Binti: Home
Fiction, science fiction, general
Extraterrestrial beings, College stories, Interstellar travel
Afro-futurist science fiction.
Who Fears Death
Magic, Genocide, Fiction
Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.
Binti: The Night Masquerade
Extraterrestrial beings, Human-alien encounters, Interstellar travel
Star Wars - From a Certain Point of View
American Science fiction, Star Wars fiction, Fiction, science fiction, short stories
Forty years. Forty stories. In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.

Page views of Nnedi Okorafors by language

Over the past year Nnedi Okorafor has had the most page views in the with 81,321 views, followed by French (4,740), and Spanish (3,185). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (77.47%), Simple English (44.65%), and Hausa (42.54%)


Among writers, Nnedi Okorafor ranks 7,186 out of 7,302Before her are Jane Goldman, Rajaa al-Sanea, Sanal Edamaruku, İsmail Küçükkaya, Zoleka Mandela, and Jasodhara Bagchi. After her are Maarja Kangro, Tara Westover, Andrew Sean Greer, Matthew Reilly, Sushmita Banerjee, and Tanya Malyarchuk.

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Among people born in 1974, Nnedi Okorafor ranks 914Before her are Ayanna Pressley, David Pelletier, Chris Pronger, Quinzinho, Naoki Matsuyo, and Vitaly Makarov. After her are Masato Harasaki, Hirohito Nakamura, Satoru Asari, Matthew Reilly, Manuela Lutze, and Paul Epworth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nnedi Okorafor ranks 17,571 out of 20,380Before her are David Daniels (1966), Willie Anderson (1966), Mickey Madden (1979), Mark Pavelich (1958), Raphael Saadiq (1966), and Josh Ryan Evans (1982). After her are Ben McKee (1985), Adrienne C. Moore (1980), Chelsea Wolfe (1983), Rico Rodriguez (1998), Nayer (1990), and Rowan Blanchard (2001).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Nnedi Okorafor ranks 1,177Before her are Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (1973), Sanjay Gupta (1969), Jon Fisher (1972), Paula Vogel (1951), Paul Harding (1967), and Jeff Davis (1975). After her are Tara Westover (1986), Andrew Sean Greer (1970), Bill McKibben (1960), Josh Singer (1972), Peter Craig (1969), and Jenna Bush Hager (1981).