(KINDLE) [Broken Places Outer Spaces Finding Creativity in the Unexpected]
Possibility of cybernetic nhancements be like before At one point I called myself The Six Million *Dollar Man My Imagination Ran *Man My imagination ran along with my motions But she picked herself up like myself and became something greater 2029 here I come 5 fists I love Nnedi Okorafor s novels and I found the same power of personality in this autobiography of her A short but powerful narration about the fact that sometimes being broken can be the beginning of something new and good Very uplifting and in her wonderful raw and authentic voiceNow I d love to go back to reading the Binti books and the Who Fears Death books with this knowledge in my mind seeing the autobiographical touch This was a combined personal history of Nnedi Okorafor s paralysis an account of the discrimination she received due to the colour of her skin and a hopeful message on how to persevere through the dark times and use them as your fuel to greatnessI really liked the format for this sho This book speaks to me on so many levels As a disabled woman who didn t receive a diagnosis until than a decade after my health problems surfaced it s been a process of looking back to see where and how my life changed became broken and rearranged Because Okorafor s disability occurs so suddenly and dramatically she s able to make connections that I hadn t thought to make about myself Despite my almost thirty years of living with this disability I now see it differently I highly recommend reading this slim memoir about finding creativity within a life altering disability A uick and inspiring read Okorafor s lush literary style is on full display and very page packed a punch It s not Cabaret: A Roman Riddle everyday you get such a brutally honest and intimate offering from one of your favorite authors and notvery author can produce nonfiction this lovely I feel very privileged to have gotten to read this arc It only cemented my certainty that Nnedi Okorafor is one of my favorite human beings on this planet I
Okorafor s fiction and was always curious to learn about her life so I was thrilled to get the chance read this memoir Short and powerfu. Ul visits to her parents’ hometown in Nigeria From Frida Kahlo to Mary Shelly she xamines great artists and writers who have pushed through their limitations using hardship to fuel their work Through these compelling stories and her own Nnedi reveals a universal truth What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths far greater than when we were unbrokenA guidebook for anyone ager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard Broken Places Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your min. ,
love Okorafor s fiction and was always curious to learn about her life so I was thrilled to get the chance
Okorafor s characters have captivated me over the last year and I love getting lost in the worlds she weaves It was fascinating t A Ted talk memoir of how the author coped with being paralyzed Just based on her fiction I knew Nnedi Okorafor was an amazing person I njoy her way of looking at living with a different slant partially based on her background and visits with her family to Nigeria and partially I see now due to the difficult fight she had to regain the use of her legs when a scoliosis surgery leaves her paralyzed I don t feel the short Ted talk format let this memoir breathe nough to really reach a great place This was like the sharing of facts with a bare outline of how it affected her I didn *t feel like I understood her in my gut just my head I *feel like I understood her in my gut just my head I a little concerned by the implication that you need to be broken in order to be
"able to grow "to grow and be creative One neat fact I got out of this is finally understanding treeing which shows up in her Binti novellas Apparently it s a tennis term for heightened awareness and refers to when you are playing out of your mind when you can do no wrong when you can make the universe yield to your All Roads Lead Home every whim Some interesting thoughts on creativity but the book was way to short 112 pages to develop any of them in depth25 The world breaksveryone and afterward many are strong at the broken places Ernest HemingwayA short memoir by Afro futurist science fiction writer and Chicagoan Nnedi Okorafor Akata Warrior Binti The Shadow Speaker and also writing comics for Marvel out of the Black Panther universe who writes of Africa science and technology strange creatures with magical realism and strong black feminist commitments with strong young black women main characters who overcome adversity And what are the sources for her writing In this short memoir we learn that the promising athlete and wannabe ntomologist Okorafor was diagnosed with scoliosis at 13 was paralyzed for a time from the waist down during corrective surgery During the time she was kind of miraculously recovering she was visited by morphine induccd hallucinat. A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening award winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengthsNnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed A college track star and budding ntomologist Nnedi’s lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan something a simple operation would asily correct But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery to find she can’t move her legs her ntire sense of self begins to waver Confined to a hospital bed for months unus.