George R.R. Martin ontwikkelt Who Fears Death voor HBO

George R.R. Martin ontwikkelt Who Fears Death voor HBOGame of Thrones komt bijna tot zijn conclusie in de komende jaren. HBO en bedenker van de serie, George R.R. Martin, zijn nu al op zoek naar hun volgende project (naast de geplande Game of Thrones spin-off series). Ze hebben nu hun zinnen gezet op auteur Nnedi Okorafor’s boek Who Fears Death. Martin zal dienst doen als uitvoerend producent. Het boek werd in 2014 uitgegeven en de officiële synopsis is als volgt:

“In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means “Who fears death?” in an ancient language.’

“It doesn’t take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities, and during an inadvertent visit to the spirit realm, she learns something terrifying: someone powerful is trying to kill her.’

“Desperate to elude her would-be murderer and to understand her own nature, she embarks on a journey in which she grapples with nature, tradition, history, true love, and the spiritual mysteries of her culture, and ultimately learns why she was given the name she bears: Who Fears Death.”