Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author of African-based science fiction and fantasy ( Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism). Okorafor has won Hugo, a Nebula, a World Fantasy Award, and a Locus Award, and her many fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, and Ursula Le Guin. She is writing a series for Marvel about Shuri, Black Panther ’ s ister, and has a number of book-based projects in development for film and TV – including HBO ’ s nove of her novel Who Fears Death, with George R. R. Martin signed on as executive producer. Okorafor is also co-writing the screenplay of an adaptation of Octavia Butler ’ s Wild Seed with filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu for Amazon Prime Video, with Viola Davis producing. Her novel Akata Warrior ( of the Akata Series) is the winner of the Lodestar and Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel.