Akata Witch has ratings and reviews. Rick said: I spent the weekend with a great book: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. As you can guess, I’m. Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) and Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2). 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.

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She’s American by birth and albino, both traits that make her a target for bullies. She’s smart, tough, athletic, and she doesn’t let people get away with treating her like she doesn’t belong just because she is a girl or an albino.

Then the smell hit me and the room was suddenly bright yellow orange! Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults and a professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. It felt very much like book one of Harry Potter in terms of plot and situation, only milder and set in Nigeria. There are tensions between people of different tribes, nationalities, and abilities.

Fantasy fans will enjoy familiar themes in a new and original setting. In the Nigerian Leopard community, punishments are “swift and painful,” unlike the America Leopard community’s “verbal and lawful” system. Apr 23, J. She is bullied and one day is attacked by a popular female classmate. You could have pretended to be weak as you hit us. Being albino made the sun my enemy; my skin burned so easily that I felt nearly flammable.


So theoretically, if I were one of these four kids, I’d be creaming my pants. I then spotted this book qkata. A serial killer is abducting children, and Sunny foresees the end of the world. Then, I thought I saw something. She was born in America, but she lives in Nigeria. She knew her pale face was flushed red. It’d probably read better for the target audience lower end of the YA scale but just doesn’t hold up to my adult skepticism.

I wktch recommended the wltch to a number of different people at the conference. Okorafor schools me on foods, language, and aspects of her culture better than any documentary. Halls, Kelly Milner, Published: And she has a lot of catching up to do.

She has no knowledge of the magic that flows kaata her or the spirit world that is both her friend and enemy. Also by Nnedi Okorafor. Muggles, or Demigods vs.

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, it is the story of Sunny finding magic, a whole eitch world and friends. We don’t see how they were prepared for the final showdown and why it was them who had to do it. I will certainly be reading the next book in the series once I get ahold of it. Charming in its details Sasha is from the United States and is outsider in Nigeria, but a Leopard Person through and through.


Brushing that aside, the setting is deeply fascinating to me, with magics very tied to the place and cu What can I say?

Sunny could always make them laugh, even when she herself felt like crying. This title is a qkata coming of age story, coupling the distinct experience of the cultural duality as both African and African-American with lessons of love, loyalty, and the pains of adolescent insecurities.

However, while I highly recommend this story, AW has one glitch: Akata Witch integrates these experiences neatly into a greater framework, ultimately grounding itself in the age-old storyline clash between earnest goodness and utter evil. akaat

Probably from a cooking fireshe thought. Sunny’s mouth dropped open.

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To make things worse, her classmates had all scored terribly. Her community is currently being terrorized by ritual killer Black Hat Otokoto, who is mutilating and murdering children. Sunny lies to her parents in order to receive her juju training, but within magical society the rules and morals are very strict: BUT the plot was decently done and showcased the details that the author wirch.

An outsider who belongs. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. They are spirited and melancholic, joyous and angry.