Updated: Jul 13, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐
"She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.
The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa--a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.
Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks--alone, except for her fox companion--searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.
But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?"
Remote Control is a standalone sci-fi novella by Nnedi Okorafor.
While this wasn't necessarily bad, this wasn't really what I was expecting this to be. I thought this would lean more into the concept of her being the adopted daughter of death, but I didn't really feel she was. She was clearly different from everyone else, but I found that she was ultimately just a child with some strange abilities.
I also wasn't particularly interested in the story. This mostly just follows Sankofa on her journey to find something that was taken from her. I wish that this had more to it. I also found the ending to be a bit strange.