Sign in to request
|Location||Call Number||Branch||Item Status|
|Westgate Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi||Westgate Branch||On Shelf|
|Westgate Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi||Westgate Branch||Due 06-09-2021|
|Westgate Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi||Westgate Branch||Due 05-08-2021|
|Downtown Teen, 1st Floor||Teen Fiction / Okorafor, Nnedi||Downtown Library||Due 06-03-2021|
|Downtown Teen, 1st Floor||Teen Fiction / Okorafor, Nnedi||Downtown Library||Due 05-27-2021|
|Pittsfield Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi||Pittsfield Branch||Due 06-06-2021|
|Traverwood Teen Books||Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy / Okorafor, Nnedi||Traverwood Branch||Due 06-07-2021|
"A Junior Library Guild selection."--Jkt. flap.
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.
REVIEWS & SUMMARIESSchool Library Journal Review
Publishers Weekly Review
Summary / Annotation
Harry Potter comes to Nigeria
submitted by LibraryMaven on June 14, 2014, 2:43pm
Akata Witch resembles Harry Potter in the very best way possible, but with the wonderful addition of Nigerian culture. Sunny is still trying to figure out exactly where she fits- she's Nigerian-American, African and albino, a soccer player who can't be out in the sun- when her latent magical powers are awakened. Suddenly, she is introduced to the world of magic by her two friends and finds herself juggling school, family and magic lessons. The stakes are suddenly raised when she and her friends find themselves chasing a serial killer....who may be out to destroy the entire world.
If you loved Harry Potter and his world, try Akata Witch.
Full-fledged fantasy worlds with depth and breadth submitted by sueij on July 21, 2018, 12:10am Another excellent offering by Okorafor. She creates full-fledged fantasy worlds with depth and breadth, as well as well-rounded character who have to change and grow when confronted by events they create and events that occur. As with all of her stories, it explores magic from a Nigerian/ African perspective, which is a refreshing departure from the Euro-centric and White-baseline view of most of what is sold in the US. All this while exploring friendship, uniqueness, strengths, differences, teamwork, outsider status, and a hearty dose of taking on the bad guy. The format of the story was quite Harry Potter-esque, and the ending reasonably predictable, but it *is* a YA book pitched to a middle school/ high school audience. That didn't diminish my enjoyment of a tale well told, and I will definitely read the sequel that just came out.
New York : Viking, 2011.
Year Published: 2011
Description: 349 p. ; 22 cm.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Nigeria -- Fiction.