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Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch
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Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but... show more
Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too! From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780142420911 (0142420913)
ASIN: B07BNW2YKR
Publisher: Speak
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Akata Witch (#1)
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
4.0 Review: Akata Witch
The story follows Sunny who is an American Born Nigerian. Her parents move her and her brothers to Nigeria when Sunny was about five, but she considers herself American. Her American accent and mannerisms make her an outcast amongst her classmates, as does her albino skin and her intelligence. ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Gorgeous and Flavourful
This one was fast fun and a different flavour on the usual tropes of it's genre. Big on representation, feminism, and an interesting peek into a rich and varied culture and myth set that I confess I know nothing about. The kids feel a bit older than they are (might be a cultural thing), and this t...
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it
5.0 Girl Harry Potter in Nigeria
Sunny is an outcast. Albino, returned from living overseas, ahead of her older classmates academically, and forced to live with the limitations of staying out of the sun, she has many challenges holding her down. When new friends introduce her to the magical world she was born to power in, she disco...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it
4.5 a magical tale revolving around the mystical African mythology...lore so engrossing that you won't come up for air until the very last word of the epilogue!
This was an awesome MG/YA fantasy that was steeped in the Otherworldly, ever elusive art of the Juju and other African mysticisms. Akata Witch was an engrossing Coming of Age tale of 4 African children (2 transplanted from America) who were immersed in the intricacies and secret nuances found primar...
Wanda's Book Reviews
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4.0 Akata Witch / Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and...
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