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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For kids who love magic and fantasy. This book was, for me, a surprisingly satisfying one, and I’m so glad I picked it up. Add to Cart With to Cart. The Leopard People in general are nonconformists and take great joy in not fitting in with everyday society.

Children’s Book Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, Viking, $ (p) ISBN

Looking for More Great Reads? Orlu stepped back, looking perplexed. They receive a financial reward for learning new skills. 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. She bent down to pick up her books.

Akata Witch

Setting it in Nigeria, with Igbo people b After seeing the author read from what will be Akata Witch 2, I realized I had overlooked a book I should seek out.

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When I finished this, I knew I wanted more.

I definitely recommend picking up this book. And in rotten English, at that! She’s smart, tough, athletic, and she doesn’t let people get away with treating her like she doesn’t amata just because she is a girl or an albino.

It’s a comfortable, familiar ride, but just off the beaten path. When I was two, during a brief visit to Nigeria with my family, I wicth malaria. See how we rate. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi. I want to see her succeed in learning about and navigating this new world, but I also want her to be safe.

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Not necessarily well written akatx well plotted she is gifted at giving the right detail from the right character! Delaney, Joseph, Published: This cover is fierce. Then, I thought I saw something. Perhaps you could look into purchasing one of those copies? But once she befr Akata Witch transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems.

The ultimate goal of the Leopard People is to protect the wifch from great harm. It felt a little too convenient and everything just worked out so well. April 14, Number of pages: They undergo a number of different tramuatising events, but they never actually experience consequences – for example, although a man is killed directly in front of them and the children are all horrified, they get over it in a handful of pages and it is never mentioned again.

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All people of true mystical ability are Leopard people. My brothers ran in, then my father.

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My burning hair singed my hand. He stood there just looking at her, waiting. I moved even closer, until the flame was an inch from my eyes. Some reviewers have compared the novel to J. I bought this for my nine year old having heard it was like “a Nigerian Harry Potter”.

It shouldn’t have felt milder. Then the smell hit me and the room was suddenly bright yellow orange!