Why this book?
Kabu Kabu takes its name from Nigerian slang for a dodgy taxi that gets you where you need to go, one way or the other. It’s a fitting name for this short story collection, which took me on a journey of twenty-one stories that include excellent science fiction, fantasy, horror, and excerpts from her wildly popular and award-winning novels. Drawing from her own Naijamerican heritage and using a skillful balance of characters, plot, setting, and themes, Okorafor offers an array of stories based on dual identities, folklore, philosophy, and contemporary issues filtered through a speculative lens.
Why should I read it?
1 author picked Kabu Kabu as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Kabu kabu-unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis-generally get you
where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu Kabu, however, takes
the reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always
imaginative locations you didn't know you needed. This debut short story
collection by an award-winning author includes notable previously published
material, a new novella co-written with New York Times-bestselling author
Alan Dean Foster, six additional original stories, and a brief foreword by
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