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About The Speaker

Tochi Onyebuchi

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the young adult novel Beasts Made of Night, which won the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African, its sequel, Crown of Thunder, and War Girls, a Locus and Nommo Award Finalist. He holds degrees from Yale, the Tisch School of the Arts, Sciences Po, and Columbia Law School. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Obsidian, Omenana Magazine, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Tor.com, Nowhere Magazine, the Oxford University Press blog, and the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, among other places. Riot Baby is his adult fiction debut. You can find him online at tochionyebuchi.com and on Twitter @TochiTrueStory.


My young adult novel, REBEL SISTERS, the sequel to 2019’s WAR GIRLS, is out October 20, 2020.


FMK: Fictional Character Edition

F: Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo
M: Domino from the X-Titles
K: Mineta from My Hero Academia

Favorite Book Quote

“You have new gods now.” — Magneto in ‘House of X, #1