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.

Author: Mazugrel Tushura
Country: Jordan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 24 September 2007
Pages: 248
PDF File Size: 13.88 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.99 Mb
ISBN: 542-2-27455-880-5
Downloads: 96984
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Sazahn

The room smelled awful. However, even if the witcj of a young mage discovering her powers isn’t new, Okorafor gives it fresh power! Some of them even turned and started walking home.

Summaries and Excerpts: Akata witch / Nnedi Okorafor.

Apparently the Nigerian edition of the novel had to have a different title! My niece just turned 7 years old and I was thinking of giving it to her for Christmas. A post shared by Smote teabooksart on Feb 20, at 5: It floated just above me for a long time.

Sure, Akata Witch has some wicth similarities I particularly loved kaata fact that ADHD and dyslexia may be signs that you are a Leopard Person — great minds think alike, etc.

Sunny’s mouth dropped open. It’s like if Harry Potter was named something like ‘Mudblood Wizard’, but Mudblood was a real swear word.

Apr 14, Pages Young Adult.

Everything You Need to Know About AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor – Penguin Teen

Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born in America. However, the author is aware of the tropes with which she’s working, and she really does sell the coming-of-age story by making us appreciate how much the protagonist still does not know about her world by the end of the novel, and how much lies before her.


May 24, TheSkepticalReader rated it liked skata Shelves: Thank you for your support. Orlu only shook his head. There is a magic system, witcg people, no wands just juju knivesspells, and levels of mastery. While rough in some areas mainly, reading about the ritual killing and maimingthis story presents fantasy, a genre which I tend to shy from, in a palatable manner and I cannot wait to read the next book in her series, Akata Warrior.

Then, also as usual, I got down on the floor and just gazed at its flame. Yet Sunny tries her best to be a normal kid and to do well in school. This akatz is very reminiscent to that of Harry Potter, expect it takes place in Nigeria instead of the UK.

Akata Witch

Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series. Some are funny, some are heartbreaking.

My only nitpicks would be that the final confrontation with Black Hat felt a little quick, and I was disappointed to not see more of a resolution between Sunny and her father. If you pre-order allycondie ‘s TheLastVoyageofPoeBlythe and upload your receipt, you’ll receive an… https: And it was a huge plus that the magic had real wjtch But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

When I was nine, we returned to Nigeria, near the town of Aba.

Everything You Need to Know About AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor

This becomes even more true when she discovers her magical abilities and enters the world of Leopard people. She’s an outcast – an Akata or “wild animal” – not only because of her ethnicity and birth country, but because of her albinism. Miss Tate looked to the class. Right there on the far side of the school yard, three girls and four of the boys beat Sunny as they shouted taunts and insults. Nnedi Okorafor is so talented and I’ll be reading any book she writes. Will these magical novices be able to put their divergent abilities together and defeat a more powerful foe?


So orange, like the abdomen of a firefly. The child protagonists aren’t much better. I was beginning to think the big confrontation I was expecting wouldn’t happen.

The definition of Akata and how offensive it could be. Slowly, she stood up and straightened akqta navy-blue uniform skirt. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Nnedi Okorafor Fantasy When Sunny discovers her abilities, she also finds out there’s an entire part of her community that was previously invisible to her. I love how Sunny and Chichi are strong females, very mouthy and direct: What would I apologize for? Jun 18, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Both are coming-of-age stories about children who discover they have magic.

I loved the magical system of this book. I wrote this review when I was a great deal more mealy-mouthed than I am today, so for clarification: Nov 07, Rick Riordan rated it really liked it. Nemesis by … Continued.