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After the Rain

After the Rain

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Nnedi Okorafor’s story of Chioma, a young Nigerian-American woman whose destiny is revealed during a furious rainstorm—now in paperback, with bonus content including Q&As with the creative team and never-before-seen art and designs!

After the Rain is an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story, “On the Road.” The adaptation, written by John Jennings and illustrated by David Brame, begins in Nigeria during a powerful and unexpected storm. While visiting her grandmother, a young Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at the door and is horrified by what she sees—a young boy with a severe head wound is standing on the doorstep.

When he touches Chioma, his hand burns like fire and just as suddenly as he arrived, he disappears. Her grandmother comes down to see what is wrong and chastises Chioma for opening the door for a stranger. Outside there are only footprints in the mud which vanish in the same manner as their owner.

This event sets off a chain of mysterious occurrences that become more and more terrifying. Chioma knows that something is wrong, and that the boy has “marked” her in some way. . . . Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive.

About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor, PhD is a novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative, evocative settings and memorable characters. Her novels include Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award), and Long Juju Man (winner of the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa). Okorafor lives in Illinois with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Okorafor currently has a new graphic novel, LaGuardia, coming out from Dark Horse Comics; a mini-series Antar from IDW Comics, and has written Wakanda Forever and Shuri for Marvel Comics. Her novel Who Fears Death is now in development for a new HBO series. John Jennings is the curator of the Abrams ComicArts Megascope list as well as the illustrator of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. He is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside and has written several works on African American comics creators. He lives in Riverside, California. David Brame is blackity Black, and Afrofuturist, and refuses to comb his hair. He’d rather spend that time making comics. He’s worked on titles such as Is’Nana The Werespider, Medisin, Baaaad Muthaz, Box of Bones, and Necromancer Bill. He lives in Mexico. You can follow him on or on Instagram @amazingdavidbrame.
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1419743562
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1419743566
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.55 x 0.65 x 9.5 inches