Nnedi Okorafor (born April 8, 1974) is the author of "The Baptist", a short story that was published in the 2017 anthology collection From a Certain Point of View. She is the daughter of two Igbo Nigerian immigrant parents. Okorafor is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. Nnedi is the author of several award-winning books including Lagoon, Who Fears Death, Kabu Kabu, Akata Witch, Zahrah the Windseeker, and The Shadow Speaker. Okorafor has won several awards including the the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award, as well as the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter, Anyaugo, and family.