As you read the beginning chapters of Noor, consider the below questions and post your thoughts to the comments section (or save them for our virtual conversation on January 19)!
What is or is not recognisable about the world Okorafor has created in this narrative––both with respect to the physicality of the built environment and on a geopolitical level? How far in the future do you imagine the story takes place?
How do notions of the sub- and the super-human conflate in people’s perception of AO Oju? What do people begrudge beings ‘like her’? How do their reactions to her individually hint at broader conflicts among communities in Noor‘s world?
How might we understand understand AO Oju’s abilities/disabilities/”unabilities”? How does she understand them?
What have you noticed about the storytelling structure of the novel?