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Tochi Onyebuchi

Forfatter af Riot Baby

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Image credit: Tochi Onyebuchi at BookExpo at the Javits Center in New York City, May 2019. By Rhododendrites - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79387617

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Værker af Tochi Onyebuchi

Riot Baby (2020) 628 eksemplarer
Beasts Made of Night (2017) 517 eksemplarer
War Girls (2019) — Forfatter — 381 eksemplarer
Goliath (2022) 261 eksemplarer
Crown of Thunder (2018) 172 eksemplarer
Rebel Sisters (2020) 78 eksemplarer
A Righteous Man (2022) 30 eksemplarer
Black Panther Legends (2022) 8 eksemplarer
Untitled 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Bidragyder — 523 eksemplarer
A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 185 eksemplarer
Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror (2023) — Bidragyder — 178 eksemplarer
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
That Way Madness Lies (2021) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best From Tor.com Non-Fiction (2018) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Cool. Awkward. Black. (2023) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 30: September/October 2019 (Disabled People Destroy Fantasy) (2019) — Bidragyder; Interviewee, nogle udgaver18 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Panverse Three (2011) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 116 (January 2020) (2020) — Interviewee — 4 eksemplarer

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I was incredibly impressed and moved by this book. It's sparse details around the speculative elements (psychic powers and future tech) only assist in grounding it in our very real world.

By placing these characters alongside some of the most striking race-based tragedies of our modern era, and chillingly, accurately, painting the kind of world that people like these characters live through day to day, it ensures that we see these tragedies within the frame of what they are; shockpoints of injustice made public alongside a million similar injustices that happen every day.

It feels remarkably new to read sci-fi that faces where we are now, rather than either ignoring it or just creating an overall dystopia that lacks the granularity and banality of the dystopia we're living in, as regards to justice.

So much of the book helps someone like me (coming from a fairly privileged background) really understand why folks who face these injustices often seem to perpetuate the cycles of violence and pain... and that is simply that there is no other path open to them... it's not that they don't know it's a cycle or a trap. They know that exactly. In fact, this adds to the anger and frustration that simmers everywhere. This book really shows the 'system' in 'systemic racism.' A system that doesn't have an evil villain perpetuating it, just a series of people abusing their privilege, operating out of fear and hate.

The end of the book begins to sketch what kind of world beyond the one presented might look like, and my only critique is that I wish we could have spent more time exploring what that could mean. Perhaps a sequel, Mr. Onyebuchi?
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JasonMehmel | 35 andre anmeldelser | Feb 9, 2024 |
Told in first, second, and third person points of view through fictional newspaper articles and diary entries and narratives, this dystopic novel is set in the 2050s. In what appears to be a parallel of white flight following the 1960s race riots, people with the means and privilege are departing Earth for the first American suburban space colony after a viral plague provokes a great political divide. Those left behind in the radiation-poisoned, resource-depleted American wasteland salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure, scratching out a living as their homes and neighborhoods are being dismantled to send to the colonies. Mr. Onyebuchi’s novel is a tapestry woven from the strands of structural inequality, racism, classism, poverty, and privilege; by no means a pretty book, but certainly a thought-provoking one.… (mere)
 
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bschweiger | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
"They’ll feel us in every corner of this country."

Not what I was expecting. I thought it would solely be from Ella’s perspective. Instead, we get some spotlight on police brutality, white terrorism, inhumane conditions for the incarcerated, class issues, how Black women often get mistreated in healthcare and childbirth, etc. And man is this New York dudes. Talk about excessive use of the N-word. It’s a lot of their first word for sure.

Anywho, I wish I could have liked this better, but I wanted to know more about Ella and less about Kev. I would’ve loved to see Ella go Killmonger, but alas it wasn’t meant to be. I did like seeing justified anger displayed artfully.

when Ella spirited away Kev through their mom’s memories and ancestors was pretty cool.
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DestDest | 35 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
With the news of Gaza echoing around this read it may have suffered from not being read at the right time for me, but I failed to connect with the characters; I mean, honestly, there are still lies and claims made in Ireland about our civil war that just passed it's centenary, so I'm here for ambiguity and messes but I just didn't engage with the characters. My age may also be a factor, this is a YA book.

We meet two girls who are sisters in all but blood and they both are fighting in the revitalised war between Biafra and Nigeria, in 2172, where parts of the earth are a nuclear wasteland, where it's eerily similar to today (but with better tech) and a lot of the class and race politics are still set stonelike in the present.

It was interesting but I really didn't have an interest in reading the preview for the next one. With someone else this might have been a better read but it was just not me.
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wyvernfriend | 13 andre anmeldelser | Nov 1, 2023 |

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