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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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What age of child would you recommend this book to? 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. Plus, Sunny knew the girl’s voice. Books that offer understanding to the refugee experience In a time when understanding and empathizing with the plight of refugees is vitally important, these reads offer insight aata experience. The story centers around 12 year old Sunny.

Since this is fiction, the author does take liberties with the culture and the idea of ”juju” or black magic, but Nnedi Okorafor sure has kindled in me a newfound interest in Africa.

Her heroes are beguiling, her magic firmly rooted in real places and real things. Akata Warrior is a compelling tale that mixes culture, fantasy, history wwitch magic into a unique blend that will keep readers spellbound. A copy of this book was sent to me unsolicited by the publisher I’ve been wanting to read Akata Witch ever since I seen it on Tumblr a few months ago. As someone with dyslexia, I found the depiction of it to be a little baffling, but the fact it is even shown was nice.

Furthermore, she paints the landscape strong. Although they wouldn’t have let me anyway, me being a girl. Miss Tate left her standing as she went to her desk in front of the class.

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There were too many of them. And in rotten English, at that! Finally, as the most minor issue, I found the book’s handling of American blacks to be slightly strange. The battle’s way too short for the amount of build-up presented. Other books in the series. While the Binti series is sci-fi, this one witcy young adult fantasy. In both cases I get the impression that the story may have been written in first person and then changed to third in a subsequent draft.

Akata Witch Book Review

While reading it, my fitbit thought I was exercising bc of my pulse. Who wants to hear ‘My mother is very nice’ or ‘My auntie is poor’? More time is spent on this ultimately pointless soccer match than is spent in the climax of the book! Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters.

Apr 07, The Captain rated it really liked it Shelves: I certainly remember returning from America to Nigeria at the age of ten, after seven years abroad, and encountering hostility and ridicule as an outsider, feeling as if I didn’t really belong on any of the three continents I’d called home at one time or another, and finding my way mostly in the company of fellow misfits.

Okorafor has put in this book.

Summaries and Excerpts: Akata witch / Nnedi Okorafor.

Okorafor schools me on foods, language, and aspects of her culture better than any documentary. A post shared by Christopher Owen thecjowen on Oct 30, at All Sunny wants to do wirch be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. Both the magical and non-magical world can be dangerous and the children are not sheltered from the harsh realities of life.

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My brothers ran in, then my father. So, first of all, holy crap, a fantasy novel about an albino girl in Nigeria that doesn’t spend its time exoticizing albinism or Africa! Jul 11, Pages Young Adult Buy.

The title reflects some of these conflicts.

The primary protagonist is from America, but identifies primarily as Nigerian throughout the book, which is not the issue. He liked to build things. Preparing your reads?

One night, after the power went out, I lit a candle as usual. It felt a little too convenient and everything just worked out so well. It was so wonderful! I loved Sunny and the world of Leopard Knocks.

She sobbed hard and then threw the switch on the floor. The idea of leopard spirits and spirit faces was a fascinatin Check out more reviews Perspective of a Writer Sunny is eager to learn and appropriately contrite when she lets her teachers down by breaking the rules.

Preview — Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. And I couldn’t help what I eventually became.

I have West African features, like my mother, but while the rest of my family is dark brown, I’ve got light yellow hair, skin the color of “sour milk” or so stupid people like to tell meand hazel eyes that look like God ran out of the right color.