Saturday, October 16, 2021

Vice Magazine Faces Backlash After Allegedly Cropping Nnedi Okorafor’s Name Off Her Book

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Earlier this week, Nigerian-American writer Nnedi Okorafor announced that her novel ‘Who Fears Death’ was being optioned by HBO to be made in to a TV series. According to her, George R.R. Martins, writer of ‘Game of Thrones’ was set to be the executive producer. On the heels of the announcement, print and online magazine, Vice, also carried the news but in a way many believe was an intentional move to exclude Nnedi from the story. An image of the book’s cover with Nnedi’s name cropped out was posted with Martins’ while the headline read,“George R.R. Martin is adapting an African sci-fi novel for TV”. The act didn’t go unnoticed as Vice has been called out by many on social media.The author of the article Lincoln Michel, who said he’s a freelancer and had no hand in the headline and title, has come out to apoligise for the error, adding that he has sent several messages to Vice to edit the post.

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