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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. 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 mystical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of 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 well-versed in powerful juju?

©2017 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2018 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Nnedi Okorafor is opening doors into strange and beautiful new worlds. Her heroes are beguiling, her magic firmly rooted in real places and real things. Rich, mysterious, and convincing, Akata Witch takes fantasy in a haunting new direction." (Jonathan Stroud, New York Times best-selling author of The Bartimaeus Trilogy)

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  • Houston TX, United States
  • 04-26-18

imaginative!

Harry Potter like, but set in Nigeria. Plot moved at a great pace and the narrator was EXCELLENT. So nice to have someone who pronounces names and reflects accents properly.

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A truly amazing story.

The story already stands out, but the voice actor brought it vividly to life. This is a story worth listening to repeatedly.

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beautiful.

womanhood, ancestral knowledge, walking your own path. so powerful. I love everything nnedi okorafor does. I'm ready for the tv series!!

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Very Descrptive Narration.

The performance was well done. The narrator was good at changing accents, making it easy and interesting to picture the characters. The book has a wonderful setting and uses it paint to paint hope and strength for Sunny who seems to be an outcast. Wonderful read.

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unique coming of age tale

unique albino protagonist and her crew ood friends are wildly entertaining from beginning to end!

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Good story but....

climax fell flat. The book was building to the ultimate showdown and it just ended. It left that feeling "That's it?"

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  • Adrienne
  • Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • 08-14-18

Great Potential, but.....

This is my second (technically 4th, if you count each Benti book seperately) attempt at Okorafor's work. And again I am left feeling like there was so much more left on the table than what I paid for.

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Loved it!

Wonderful story with great narration. I can’t wait to read more by this Black author.

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Brilliant!

Best YA novel I’ve ever read (listened to). Okorafor is simply brilliant. A must read!

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Read in print by 40 YO, Audible for 10 YO

I loved reading this story - for me Ms Okorafor is a bright new voice in fiction. I enjoyed it enough that I recommended it to my son, who listened to the book on Audible via his Amazon Echo. His review included the words "amazing", "great", and, "is the next one out yet?". We currently have Akata Warrior in hardback checked out of our library... This is the sign of a good book - over that leaves you craving more of the same...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful