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Akata Witch

Okorafor, Nnedi (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born 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.
Authors: Okorafor, Nnedi
Title: Akata witch
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011
Characteristics: 349 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nnedi Okorafor
Summary: Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born 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.
ISBN: 9780670011964
0670011967
Branch Call Number: y OKORAFORM 2011
Subject Headings: Magic Juvenile fiction Albinos and albinism Juvenile fiction Serial murderers Juvenile fiction Nigeria Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Magic
Albinos and albinism
Serial murderers
LCCN: 2011002999
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers and is part of the hidden world of the Leopard people.

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born 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.
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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers.

Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born 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.

Sunny moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she uses to catch a serial killer.


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Sep 02, 2014
  • artsydog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a really beautiful book. Normally, I don't read books in this setting, but this just blew me away.

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I heard a lot of buzz about this book, and while it does have some interest as the sole African-inspired member of the Percy Jackson/Harry Potter "magical kid" genre, I just couldn't get into it. Even after reading the entire book, I never got a sense of who the characters were as people, so their problems didn't engage me. Also, the dramatic final confrontation lacks, well, drama. It seems to come too fast and be over to easily.

May 17, 2013
  • BCute19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book! I loved every part, it is so intriguing all throughout the book. My favourite chapter 17: basic juju <3 I STRONGLY recommend it :D

Jul 28, 2012
  • rixonkarla rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book shares a sense of inevitable impending doom that I've seen in a lot of YA fiction coming out recently, which can sometimes be a downer, but it approaches the problem of the oncoming end of the world with humor and grace. Its surprisingly lighthearted for a book about a serial killer who mangles children.

Feb 19, 2012
  • Incarnadine rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another great book from a fantastic author! Highly imaginative and adventurous, another book in Okorafor's YA oeuvre that can appeal to adults as well as teens and tweens.
After Okorafor's fantasy novel aimed at adults called "Who Fears Death" this is her strongest work!

Dec 25, 2011
  • graceling3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

absolutely delightful. also a complete surprise. I really didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. I must say, Nnedi's imagination is unrivaled in the fantasy genre. Recommended! Read and enjoy!

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