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 has been the winner of many awards for… More about Nnedi Okorafor. There is a beautiful sense of community when it comes to the Leopard People. Then a monster tries to drag her into a lake and this witcn only the beginning of her troubles.

What parents need to know Parents need to know that Sunny, the heroine of this fantasy set in Nigeria, is teased at school and called an akata, a derogatory term for African Americans. Unlike the summary lets on, Sunny and her new friends spend quite a small amount of time tracking the serial killer, seeing that as Leopard People, they are juggling two schools and they each must learn to understand their abilities and put them to good use, especially the new member—Sunny.

To ask other readers questions about Akata Witchplease sign up. Adapt this book into a movie Other books in the series. I really can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book. Similar Items The extraordinary life of Sam Hell: Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options When she has a terrifying vision of the end of the world, she discovers yet another quality that sets her apart from the rest of the community.


Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

A post shared by Jenna thethornedrose on Jul 5, at 4: Add your rating See all 1 parent review. Feb 21, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. Okay so Sunny is an albino girl, of ish, and she gets a glimpse of what is to happen in her world, but she isn’t all the way sure of what she saw in the flames that night not a spoiler, it’s in the prologue.

With Twelve-year-old Sunny’s family moved from the United States to their native Nigeria when she was nine years old.

As Sunny begins to master her own powers, she realizes the world is a much more incredible and dangerous place than she imagined. Things like awkward qkata, the proper lack of characterization, the rushed ending, etc.

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It’s nice to see a unique female protagonist in a unique setting. We would read Yoruba myths from Nigeria and learn about the ancient gold-rich kingdoms. I’d seen the end of the world in its flame. Akata Witch 2 books. Nov 07, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it. It felt a little too convenient and everything just worked out so well.


Sunny, as a main wirch is a wwitch girl!! While there are some influences, overall this story respects the cultural magic realism hailing from Nigeria and other African countries.

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The adult characters are all alternatively useless and terrible, and the children are placed with an absurd amount of responsibility for no discernible reason – although the older characters consistently say they’ll explain later, you’ll never get an explanation worth the suspension of belief. A post shared by Christopher Owen thecjowen on Oct 30, at It was so wonderful!

And it was a huge plus that the magic had real explanations! But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. I love the spirit faces and the lessons and the funky train.

Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. This book was another that led me to read more about the history of the Leopard People, Igbo people, and Efik people. Something serious and big and scary.