Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected

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 strengths.Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi’s lifelong battle with scoliosis was just...

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Title:Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected
Author:Nnedi Okorafor
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Edition Language:English

Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected Reviews

  • Vanessa Halls
    A quick and inspiring read. Okorafor's lush literary style is on full display, and every page packed a punch. It's not everyday you get such a brutally honest and intimate offering from one of your favorite authors, and not every author can produce nonfiction this lovely. I feel very privileged to h...
  • Margaret
    This book speaks to me on so many levels. As a disabled woman who didn't receive a diagnosis until more 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 sud...
  • Kingtchalla83
    "What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become strengths greater than what we had when we were “normal” or unbroken. In much of science fiction, when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks." pg 5🦗🦗🦗Nnedi Okorafor's works are a ...
  • Rana
    A short little peek into the head (and body) of a favorite writer. Would love to see more of these long-format essays in book form. ...
  • Donna
    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 enjoy 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 ...
  • Britta Böhler
    Some interesting thoughts on creativity but the book was way to short (112 pages) to develop any of them in depth.2.5*...
  • Cortney
    3.25A brief look into her struggles with learning to walk again after being temporarily paralyzed from surgery and how it spurred her creativity....
  • Gretchen Rubin
    I love Okorafor's fiction, and was always curious to learn more about her life, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read this memoir. Short and powerful....

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