Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author that has gained prominence for her science fiction and fantasy novels. She has received much praise for her storytelling, which reflects Africans in genres that typically underutilize African characters and culture. Her novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), and Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature).