Nnedi Okorafor was among the featured authors at the Fantasy Matters conference in 2007. Her fiction has won a number of major awards, including the Wole Soyinka Prize, the CBS Parallax Award, and the Macmillan Prize for Africa. Reading Okorafor's work always make me feel as if my imagination has been expanded.
Today's Midweek Fiction selection is Okorafor's short story, "The Book of Phoenix: Excerpted From the Great Book." It was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine. You can find more information on Okorafor and her writing at her website.