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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.

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

Ursula K. Le Guin and John Green are Nnedi Okorafor fans. As soon as you start reading Akata Witch, you will be, too!

Paperback, 384 pages
Published on July 11, 2017 by Speak
ISBN-10: 0142420913
ISBN-13: 9780142420911
5 Book Reviews
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  • kyire
    kyireSaturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:20 am55 starsFeatured
    When I picked up this book I had no idea how absolutely incredible it would be. Within the first few pages I was already hooked! I reread this book a dozen times, it never seems to get old! It's about a girl named Sunny, and her incredible journey in Nigeria. As well as how she took something she wasn't proud of (her albinism) and figured out it was the most incredible thing about her. This book took me through a magical, mystical journey of modern day magic. you guys got to read this book. let me give you the intro about this book! Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too? bye for now.
    • kyire
      kyireSaturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:10 am55 stars
      Yall gatta read this book it is awesome it is about this twelve year old albano girl named sunny. I don't want to spoil it so you read the rest.
      • lonekittygirl
        lonekittygirlTuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:24 am55 stars
        This was a great book like really good but the next one is a lot a lot a lot better no offense Nnedi
        • aly_spoon675
          aly_spoon675Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm55 starsFeatured
          When I picked up this book I had no idea how absolutely incredible it would be. Within the first few pages I was already hooked! I reread this book a dozen times, it never seems to get old! It's about a girl named Sunny, and her incredible journey in Nigeria. As well as how she took something she wasn't proud of (her albinism) and figured out it was the most incredible thing about her. This book took me through a magical, mystical journey of modern day magic. It's a must read!
          • thumsup
            thumsupSunday, May 5, 2013 at 8:16 am
            Rick Riordan recommended this book because its roots are in West African mythology; which, to say, it is a new and fresh kind of magic for people who are tired of reading the Harry Potter series and all those books about the same old Greek Mythology that you already know about. I can't wait to read it!