Leopard people have the ability to perform magic through juju. Everything you need to know about akata witch by nnedi. Neil gaiman, author of the graveyard book and american gods affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding ones place in the world. Jonathan stroud, new york times bestselling author of the bartimaeus trilogy. Of course, there are some events thrown in there, too, and here they are. Akata witch has a lot of characters that are hard to keep track of. Sunny nwazue discovers shes a witch at age 12 not 11 and she makes three best friends not 2 but otherwise her adventures are similar in feel to harrys, especially in the first book. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Pick up your own copy of akata witch by nnedi okorafor affiliate link. Sunny nwazue lives in nigeria, but she was born in new york city. They can read harry potter and be fine with it, but akata witch is evil, she said. Sunny lives in nigeria after spending the first nine years of her life in new york. Nnedi okorafor is opening doors into strange and beautiful new worlds. World fantasy awardwinning novelist nnedi okorafors debut young adult novel is akata witch, a beautifully wrought heros journey story about sunny, a young girl with albinism born to nigerian.
Nnedi okorafors ya fantasy is a modern classic, and its nigerian setting and story steeped in african lore is everything you need after leaving wakanda. Akata witch is very much a readalike for the harry potter series, only it is set in africa. The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels i have ever read. Akata witch soon pulled itself ahead of the other books in my tbr pile. Akata warrior is nnedi okorafors sequel to her awardwinning novel akata witch, and it is longer and better than its predecessor as always, okorafor effortlessly blends in critiques and observations of modern culture, reflecting on police brutality. Here are some discussion questions about akata witch. Sunny, born in the united states to nigerian parents, returned to nigeria with her family when she was nine.
Sunny, born in the united states to nigerian parents, returned to nigeria with her. Nnedi okorafors magicalrealist worldbuilding is fantastic, and the aspect of this book which i enjoyed most. Did you relate to this character and their experiences in the story. Nnedi okorafor and the fantasy genre she is helping redefine. Affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of. Thats how i convinced larrabee to read it, but the comparison doesnt really capture what i liked most about this fantasy that draws from nigerian folklore. Akata witch retitled what sunny saw in the flames in nigeria and the uk is a 2011 fantasy novel written by nnedi okorafor. Apr 08, 2018 this feature is not available right now. Muchhonored nnedi okorafor, winner of the hugo, nebula, and world fantasy awards, merges todays nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor has been called the nigerian harry potter.
Affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a. On top of this, although her physical features are african, her hair. Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading akata witch. Rich, mysterious, and convincing, akata witch takes fantasy in a haunting new direction. Oct 27, 2012 akata witch by nnedi okorafor is like so many comingofage stories before it, and yet its completely different. Who cant love a story about a nigerianamerican 12yearold with albinism who discovers latent magical abilities and saves the world.
For us at penguin teen hq right now, that book is akata witch by nnedi okorafor. Akata warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound. A yearround witch s brew of seasonal recipes, lotions and potions for every pagan festival a modern witch. She was born and raised in america, but at 12 years old, she is living in her parents homeland of nigeria. She is a free agent leopard person, meaning that neither of her parents have magical ability. Akata witch and 5 other books to read if you loved black. Akata witch book lawrence public library bibliocommons. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. Nnedi okorafor and the fantasy genre she is helping. Rich, mysterious and convincing, akata witch takes fantasy in a haunting new direction. The cover of akata witch by nnedi okorafor sunny is befriended by her classmate, orlu, and a local girl chichi, who help her discover something extraordinary about herself.
I dont recommend it if you mostly dont enjoy middle grade because it reads younger than young adult, but if you. After she gets into a fight and finds herself defended by another student, orlu, she discovers theres a lot more to the world. Twelveyearold sunny lives in nigeria, but she was born american. 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.
Twelveyearold sunny nwazue, an americanborn albino child of nigerian parents, moves with her family back to nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer. Twelveyearold sunny nwazue is an americanborn albino living with her parents and older brothers in aba, nigeria. Apr 14, 2011 affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding ones place in the world. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor bbc africa book club youtube. Akata witch westchester library system overdrive affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding ones place in the world. Akata witch follows the story of sunny, a twelveyearold africanamerican albino whose family recently moved back to their native nigeria. Laurie halse anderson, new york times bestselling author of speak a year ago, sunny nwazue, an americanborn girl nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret leopard society. Concrete park, by tony puryear, erika alexander illustrator. The witches isnt easy to summarize because a lot of what happens is rich, detailed description, as opposed to events. For me, while this sequel to akata witch is every bit as creative and experiential as its predecessor, the actual story of akata warrior didnt resonate with me quite the same. Traditionally in much of nigeria albinos are believed to have special connections to the magical world. Oct 06, 2017 nnedi okorafor and the fantasy genre she is helping redefine.
Friday, march 3, 2017 thursday, august 3, 2017 toolate. Release that witch book 2 months of the demon chapters 51 to 88 epub mediafire release that witch book 1 stepping into a new world chapters 1 to 50 epub friday, november 18, 2016 thursday, august 3, 2017 toolate. Hers is the voice that fuses matter and imagination. After she gets into a fight and finds herself defended by another student, orlu, she discovers theres a lot more to the world and herself. I spent several long sentences on the origin story stuff and one sentence on the serial killer stuff, and the reason for that is that origin stories often have this same problem. Jonathan stroud, new york times bestselling author of the bartimaeus trilogy the voice of nnedi okorafor does not obey the rules of distance, time, or place.
A more diverse universe is a blog tour hosted by the lovely aarti to spotlight speculative fiction by authors of color. The fantasy setting takes place in nigeria providing a fresh feel to a comingofage story in the overcrowded fantasy genre. You can see where the akata bit comes in, and the witch bit starts with her albinism. Jonathan stroud, new york times bestselling author of the. Middle grade, fantasy, magic, culture, friendship, secret society blurb. Friday, november 18, 2016 thursday, august 3, 2017 toolate. Akata witch blends mythology, fantasy, history, and magic into. Akata witch ebook by nnedi okorafor 97811015798 rakuten. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor overdrive rakuten overdrive. Read akata witch, by nnedi okorafor online on bookmate what sunny saw in the flames. Born in new york, but living in aba, nigeria, twelveyear old sunny is understandably a little lost.
The akata witch book series by nnedi okorafor includes books akata witch and akata warrior. Feb 27, 20 world fantasy awardwinning novelist nnedi okorafors debut young adult novel is akata witch, a beautifully wrought heros journey story about sunny, a young girl with albinism born to nigerian. The charm is the author makes the reader comfortable and familiar with both the real and magical worlds outlined in. See the complete akata witch series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Akata witch is a muchneeded addition to the many titles featuring caucasian protagonists one that will appeal to readers who are interested in foreign cultures, tradition and beliefs, or those who live between cultures themselves. Someone behind her kicked her chair and hissed, you stupid palefaced akata witch. If you like books about magic, particularly teens finding out they have special abilities, learning to use them, and building a community with others like them, this is the book for you. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor read online on bookmate. This book is the first in a series by nnedi okorafor.
It is all about an albino girl, sunny, who comes to live in nigeria, where she feels utterly out of place. When the class misbehaves, the teacher hits her students with a switch, and sunny is beat up by classmates. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor and yetide badaki audiobook. Young readers, and to celebrate, we want to send you a copy of italong with a copy of the first book in the series, akata witch. Akata witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. The other members of the coven, and even many of the adults, blur together a bit, but akata witch is the first in a series author nnedi okorafor should have plenty of. Because of her odd looks and african american heritage, sunny is ostracized by her peers to an extent typical of any book featuring an albino character. Jonathan stroud, author of the bartimaeus series okorafors fantastic tale unfolds against the vivid backdrop of nigeria, a melting pot of culture clash, of the leopard people vs. She cant play soccer with the boys because, as she says, being albino made the sun my enemy, and she has only enemies at school.
Hence, i tried nnedi okorafors akata witch my word, that cover is gorgeous. Akata witch, the disappointing harry potter the book was relatively good for the first 7 chapters, after that it felt like a chore to read, with one chapter dedicated to. The akata of the story is sunny, an albino who moved back from the u. The newest novel by the author of akata witch and the forthcoming marvel comic book series about shuri, black panthers sister.
Nnedi okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Did you relate to this character and their experiences in. Sep 23, 2012 akata witch is that tricky, tricky thing to pull off, an origin story. Every so often, a fantasy book comes along that reminds you exactly why you fell in love with fantasy in the first place. May 29, 2011 the akata of the story is sunny, an albino who moved back from the u.
Feel free to respond in the comments section or use these questions with a group of friends to talk about the book. Release that witch book 3 war is everywhere chapters 89 to 124 epub. Listen to akata witch by nnedi okorafor, yetide badaki for free with a 30 day free trial. It meant bush animal and was used to refer to black.
Although she is fluent in the local language, igbo, her american accent identifies her as an outsider. Read nnedi okorafors blogs and other content on the penguin community. Affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding ones place in the world. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor summary sunny has albinism and lives in nigeria. This book is the second of the akata witch duology.
Her heroes are beguiling, her magic firmly rooted in real places and real things. Sunny is a wonderful character, brave and insecure and curious and stronger than she knows. To read this book, upload an epub or fb2 file to bookmate. She could hear the desks around her filling up as people were punished and then sat down. Read akata witch by nnedi okorafor available from rakuten kobo. While i try to post no spoilers, if ye havent read the akata witch then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril. Shes a terrific athlete, but cant go out into the sun to play soccer. Discussion questions here are some discussion questions about akata witch. Aug 17, 2017 nnedi okorafor is opening doors into strange and beautiful new worlds. About akata witch affectionately dubbed the nigerian harry potter, akata witch weaves together a heartpounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding ones place in the world. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor disability in kidlit. Akata witch by nnedi okorafor is like so many comingofage stories before it, and yet its completely different.671 1098 905 1394 1304 548 253 1147 1569 1086 499 845 1029 689 273 465 575 615 406 81 1634 992 316 12 402 384 162 907 54 1147 509 1377 864 1392 49 371 15 1030 441 351 442