Akata Witch
Akata Witch
Akata Witch
Nnedi Okorafor
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! 

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Akata Witch is about a Nigerian girl named Sunny. Sunny never was normal. Shes albino, so she looks like a foreigner, truthfully is Nigerian, sounds slightly American, and feels like a complete freak. Her classmates call her Akata, a vicious word designed to hit her where it hurts. When she makes some new friends, however, a new world is opened up to her; a world of juju, or tribal magic. Normal becomes a completely relative term. She teams up with 3 other kids like her, Sasha, Chichi, Orlu, and learns about the universe of the Leopard People, the juju users.

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