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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This book was, for me, a surprisingly satisfying one, and I’m so glad I picked it up. The story centers around akatw year old Sunny. Her heroes are beguiling, her magic firmly rooted in real places and real things.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different from the standard fantasy. The modern Nigerian setting and the infusions of West African folklore and culture are a welcome change from Europe and dragons and magic wands. Their eyes met, and Sunny quickly looked away.

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But, we’ll save that pot of tea for another discussion. It’s like if Harry Potter was named something like ‘Mudblood Wizard’, but Mudblood was a real swear word. So theoretically, if I were one of these four kids, I’d be creaming my pants. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset.

Sunny had written about her arrogant oldest brother, Chukwu, who believed he was God’s gift to women, though he wasn’t. I lay on my belly and just stared and stared into it. No thanks to you. The title reflects some of these conflicts. She finds out that she is part of a magical world that consists of Leopard people magical zkata and that it has been passed down wittch her family to her.


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I really enjoyed the setting Nigeria and use of African culture and magic, but it really suffers from being too formulaic and derivative – it takes a huge number of its plot points from Harry Potter.

Teen, 17 years old Written by firepong June 28, IdiotsSunny thought. It’s rare for me to come across a book with such timeless and articulate writing. Now she had a puffy medium-length Afro. 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.

In the Nigerian Leopard community, punishments are “swift and painful,” unlike the America Leopard community’s “verbal and lawful” system. She was born in the US but currently lives in Nigeria with her family. To me, graphic is when a character witnesses it up close and personal, describing it in detail, here, it was mentioned in passing as newspaper articles. I will definitely be checking out Akata Warrior and Okorafor’s other works in the future.

As she gets to know her new friends better she gets involved in magic. It was so imaginative and unique. The instructions were to write an essay about a relative. About the title of this book: More time is spent on this ultimately pointless soccer match than is spent in the climax of the book! Personalize Common Sense for your family. When I was told that So torn on this one about giving it a 3 or 4 star rating. Let’s discuss the elephant in the room.

She was fine-boned, dark brown, and elfin, but her voice was loud and strong and arrogant. As she and Orlu become friends, Sunny soon discovers that she may have the magical powers of the Leopard People.


They form a leopard coven lambs equate to muggles, if you insist on following the HP world and with training, find themselves battling an evil rogue akafa children and ritual killing to bring on a vicious spirit. It felt very much like book one of Harry Potter in terms of plot and situation, only milder and set in Nigeria.

My only nitpicks would be that the final confrontation with Black Wkata felt a little quick, and I was disappointed to not see more of a resolution between Sunny and her father. Both protagonists explore a hidden magical community, and ultimately, they both have to face a I finished reading Nnedi Okorafor’s YA fantasy Akata Witch on the flight to Colorado last week.

I must aakta this to my list of books to study for my Skata Any video game fan will appreciate the idea of coins appearing when you defeat an enemy, and personally I felt like chittim fell at my feet whenever I learned about a new monster, spirit or god from Nigerian myth — which happened a lot.

I need to go hunt down more books by this author asap! About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

It shouldn’t have felt milder. Our main character is Sunny, a twelve-year-old girl born in the U. Only one person tries to come to her aid, a boy named Orlu. The candle just flickered akaya any other flame.

The world becomes that much more complicated.