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Edge of Here

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781398713017

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 1st August 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance / Adult & Contemporary Romance

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§ Bold and beautiful… a book we need right now ― Chika Unigwe
§ A stunning debut ― Yomi Sode
§ Finally, a new era of sci-fi is upon us ― Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
§ Determined in its directness but ever hopeful in its tone ― Jendella Benson
§ A must read for the hopeful! ― Lavinya Stennett
§ Masterful and captivating storytelling ― Tobi Oredein
§ A one-of-a-kind voice. . . People need to read this book ― Afua Hirsch
§ One of the best books I’ve read this year ― Aja Barber


Enter a world very close to our own . . .
One in which technology can allow you to explore an alternate love-life with a stranger.
Where you can experience the emotions of another person through a chip implanted in your brain.
And where you can view snippets of a distant relative’s life with a little help from your DNA
But remember: these experiences will not be without consequences . . .

In this stunning debut collection, Kelechi Okafor combines the ancient and the ultramodern to explore stories of contemporary Black womanhood. Uplifting, thought-provoking, sometimes chilling, these are tales not limited by our current reality, that will lead you right up to the Edge of Here…

Some 5 ★ reviews from Edge of Here readers:
‘From start to finish I was captivated’ ★★★★★
‘5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Affirming! Spellbinding! Ethereal! An experience…’ ★★★★★
‘If you have not yet experienced The Edge of Here, you are truly missing out!’ ★★★★★
‘This anthology of short stories is nothing less than a masterpiece’ ★★★★★
‘Every time I finished a chapter and thought I had found my favourite short story I would read the next chapter and be blown away again!’ ★★★★★

Reviews

As surreal as a season of Black Mirror, yet as telling regarding life as we know it. Okafor's Edge of Here pokes at our principles, twists our humour and holds us at the brink of reflection. A stunning debut
Yomi Sode
Kelechi's debut is nothing short of stunning. Her writing is both bold and delicate and her ability to weave in social issues into masterful and captivating storytelling is truly a gift we all should treasure
Tobi Oredein
With Edge of Here, Kelechi Okafor has crafted an interconnected world that is prescient and truthful in the way only fiction can be. These speculative parables are an invitation to meditate on where we are and where we are headed, in a unique voice that is determined in its directness but ever hopeful in its tone
Jendella Benson
Okafor's writing is bold and beautiful. Written with verve and heart, the stories are as incisive as they are thought provoking. In story after story, Okafor demonstrates an imagination that is not afraid to explore difficult questions. This is a book we need right now
Chika Unigwe
One of the best books I've read this year
Aja Barber
A one-of-a-kind voice. . . People need to read this book
Afua Hirsch
Finally, a new era of sci-fi is upon us. EoH takes you to an alternate & future universe that is strangely also very familiar and current. Simultaneously deep and casual, Kelechi has crafted quite a collection - for these times & times to come
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
Kelechi's words offer laser like accuracy and her stories penetrate straight into the areas that are missed in our lives due to the busyness of the everyday and their distractions. A must read for the hopeful!
Lavinya Stennett