En ce début d'année, la romancière américaine Nnedi Okorafor sort un nouveau livre de science-fiction, Remote Control (Tordotcom) : un récit passionnant dans lequel un artefact extraterrestre transforme une jeune fille en fille adoptive de la Mort. Le livre est disponible en anglais depuis le 19 janvier dernier.
The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa —a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.
Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks —alone, except for her fox companion— searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.
But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?