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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Adapt this book into a movie Apr 23, J. The Villain – Black Hat is a serial killer who targets children. Witvh could be older or younger than you. This is a conversation she has with another girl after the soccer match. She had only once seen the woman who lived in it, some years ago. Halls, Kelly Milner, Published: When I finished this, I knew I wanted more.

There is Orlu, her classmate, a kind-hearted boy who has a natural talent for undoing juju spells. He had slanted, almost catlike eyes and high cheekbones. As someone with dyslexia, I found the depiction of it to be a little baffling, but the fact it is even shown was nice.

There are a lot of similarities to Harry Potter as well, which is just to witcg that the book uses the touchstones of the YA-fantasy genre to tell a story that is entirely its own.

She didn’t even have the courtesy to keep the stupid grin off her face. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Okorafor schools me on foods, language, and aspects of her culture better than any documentary. Mature and humble Orlu keeps the team grounded. We know its coming but that’s basically all the build up for it. I’m sort of sensitive to these things but I didn’t feel that it was all that graphic here. I bought this for my nine year old having heard it was like “a Nigerian Harry Potter”.


I moved closer still. This book was fabulous! On the flip side of all this discovery, there is a problem happening in her village, where kids are being taken and are being killed, and it’s not until later that a connection is made and Sunny and her friends Chichi, Orlu and Sasha are put on a path to stop him Black Hat.

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My name is Sunny Nwazue and I confuse people. While rough in some areas mainly, reading about the ritual killing and maimingthis story aoata 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.

Being albino made the sun my enemy; my skin burned so easily that I felt nearly flammable. As soon as you start reading Akata Witchyou will be, too! She snatched a boy’s essay and read it aloud: It was a bad case and I almost died from it when I got back to akat States. Still, I think I would akatw it overall. Twelve-year-old Sunny has always been a misfit: She bent down to pick up her books.

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So theoretically, if I were one of these four kids, I’d be creaming my pants. Add your rating See all wicth kid reviews.


This becomes even more true when she discovers her magical abilities and enters the world of Leopard people. View all 3 comments. We don’t see how they were prepared for the final showdown and why it was them who had to do it.

In terms of setting, this book is fantastic: She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and her debut novel Zahrah the Windse Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian American author of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults and a professor at the University at Buffalo, New York.

Song of the Dead by Sarah … Continued. The multitude of languages spoken leaves a lot of room for misunderstandings and alienation. I definitely recommend picking up this book. Informizely customer feedback surveys.

This is the second Okorafor book I’ve read this month, and I plan to read more! Mortals, or any number of other fantasies in which the heroes find they are special and magical.

They stand distinct although Sasha worked a nerve or two wifch me. Ahoy there me mateys! Every so often, a fantasy book comes along that reminds you exactly why you fell in love with fantasy in the first place. Leopard Knocks instead of Diagion Alley. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American.

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.

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