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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Yet Sunny tries her best to be a normal kid and to do well in school. Sunny wiped blood from her lip and said, “Shut up, you snail-sucker! I gave up at the scene where the kids are remarking with no perceptible emotion fear, pity, disgust, give me something on the kidnapping, torture and mutilation of a seven-year-old. Orlu stepped back, looking perplexed.

Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews. Both are coming-of-age stories about children who discover they have magic. There’s dozens more parallels in the book. The name of the book, as it stands now, is a reference to how people might view her as a Leopard person.

The title and cover tugged at me so bad, they are awesome! Aside from anything else, this book does a great job delving into questions of identity. Of course, America has its own problems, which are discussed. It’s both lush and gritty. We know its coming but that’s basically all the build up for it.

Akata Witch

Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Something serious and big and scary. Brushing that aside, the setting is deeply fascinating to me, with magics very tied to the place and cu What can I say?


And then the person would hiss or squeak or gasp or whatever suited his or her pain. Her classmate Orlu and his friend Chichi reveal that they have magical abilities- and so does she. One of the things I love about Okorafor’s akaata is the unique voice she brings to her stories. I spent the weekend with a great book: She had only once seen the woman who lived in it, some years ago. Sutton rated it really liked it.

A young girl named Sunny plays the role of akaha child who discovers that she has access to a magical world that goes unseen by the mundane majority.

Personally I think it trivializes a book that completely stands on its own. As soon as you start reading Akata Witchyou will be, too! Leopard Knocks is a rich, magical world rooted in Nigerian tradition and mythology. Winner of the Locus Award Akata Warrior.

The Akata Books – Nnedi Okorafor

Setting it qkata Nigeria, with Igbo people but also Efik, allows for new magic, new histories, and more possibilities. Reading the book is a transporting experience but with a good deal of shocks and jolts that bring the narrative suddenly near at hand.

They stand distinct although Sasha worked witfh nerve or two for me. Both protagonists explore a hidden magical community, and ultimately, they both have to face a I finished reading Nnedi Okorafor’s YA fantasy Akata Witch on the flight to Colorado last week.


She finds out that she is part of a magical world that consists of Leopard people magical folk and that it has been passed down in her family to her.

The world-building, although we’re not shown much outside of the character’s immediate area, is fantastic and gives a good impression of what the glo If you’re looking for an interesting example of non-Eurocentric worldbuilding, then pick up this book.

She is albino, so she stands out from the other kids and experiences quite a bit of bullying. The kids witness someone dying and are upset – but within a page, they’ve seemingly forgotten all about it and have started enthusiastically playing an elaborate soccer match.

This is a middle grade series that works for all ages in my opinion.

A very, very rude word. Girls started snickering, too, including the girls she usually hung with, her so-called friends.

Orlu and Chichi have been working with their teacher for years. Tracey, Scott, Published: Sign in or join to witchh for later. Should I wait until she is older? Magic and Fantasy Book type: Also by Nnedi Okorafor. They realize the hardcore job ahead and all encompassing it.

They had no business to do that. She motioned to the others.

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