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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Personalize Common Sense for your family. Any of those traits by themselves would be fine, but when he is also the only character that continuously brings up racism and those are all his defining characteristics, it gets weird. Wiych loved reading about the Efik, particularly the section about the written language mentioned in the book.
I moved closer still. Something about the plot just wasn’t grabbing me, even though it had a lot of other great components. What parents need to know Parents need to know that Sunny, the heroine of this fantasy set in Nigeria, is teased at school and called an akata, a derogatory term for African Americans. Spirit faces, vengeful insect specters, and the approval-seeking and charming! If you pre-order allycondie ‘s TheLastVoyageofPoeBlythe and upload your receipt, you’ll receive an… https: But then she and her friends are given an important mission: I’m Nigerian by blood, American by birth, and Nigerian again because I live here.
Will she accept her gifted fate? Parent Written by MsMoss April 13, She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. Still, there are so many cultures in West Africa alone, one could spend a whole year learning stories alata gods and heroes and only scratch the surface. Home will never be the same once you know what you are.
It was laughing and warm–but a nice kind of warm, like bathwater that has been sitting for a few minutes. 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.
There’s dozens more parallels in the book. The idea of leopard spirits and spirit faces was a fascinatin Check out more reviews Perspective of a A,ata Families can talk about how Leopard People earn chittimtheir form of money, when they do well with their magic.
They realize the hardcore job ahead and all encompassing it.
I simply adore the world-building. Her characters come alive easily for the reader, and they are all so individual and unique.
Summaries and Excerpts: Akata witch / Nnedi Okorafor.
He agreed Miss Tate’s actions were way out of line, he liked reading books for fun, and he, too, noticed the weaver birds that lived in the tree beside the school. I think it was watching over me. This is my All Done pic. While the Binti series is sci-fi, this one is young adult fantasy.
When I finished this, I knew I wanted more.
It shouldn’t have felt milder. There’s nothing wrong with being a Harry Potter read alike, except it suffers in the aksta place I think HP does.
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The adult characters are all alternatively useless and terrible, and the witcj are placed with an absurd amount of responsibility for no discernible reason – although the older characters consistently say they’ll explain later, you’ll never get an explanation worth the suspension of belief.
She wore an old-looking red, yellow, and blue dress and no shoes.
Their eyes met, and Sunny quickly looked away. Read between the lines. The characters were all well written and complex. This is a conversation she has with another girl after the soccer match.
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Brushing that aside, the setting is deeply fascinating to me, with magics very tied to the place and culture, with masks and masquerades and local spirits and demons and angels. Sunny glared at her. And not the red kind of anger that burns out quickly–but the black kind, the kind that is carried outside of class. She likes to have but not give.
While fantasy’s lack of diversity speaks volumes – I mean, you can create blue fairies but not people based on real folks – this is a story worthy of reading. They had no business to do that. The Villain – Black Hat is a serial killer who targets children. She didn’t even have the courtesy to keep the wiitch grin off her face. This book is very reminiscent to that of Harry Potter, expect it takes place in Nigeria instead of the UK.
Will these magical novices be able to put their akaata abilities together and defeat a more powerful foe?