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. And then she discovers something amazing-she is a "free agent," with... show more
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. 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?
Publish date: 2011-04-14
Publisher: Viking Children's
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
Series: Akata Witch (#1)
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
A couple of people told me I would like this one and they were right. I loved Sunny and her friends, and the rich, evocative writing.