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“Part horror, part magical realism, this #OwnVoices story is a worthwhile addition to any collection.”
—School Library Journal (Starred Review)

After the Rain

Written by Nnedi Okorafor
Illustrated by David Brame
Published by ABRAMS

After the Rain is a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” The drama takes place in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm. A Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep. He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire. Something is very wrong. Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive. John Jennings and David Brame’s graphic novel collaboration uses bold art and colors to powerfully tell this tale of identity and destiny.

Primary ISBN: 9781419743559
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 14 or older

Community Represented:

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Setting: Nigeria

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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