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Akata Witch (2011)

por Nnedi Okorafor

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Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial killer.
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I really don't know how to rate this. It was interesting and I think I liked it but it was also very very slow and most of the action took place in the last 20%. Maybe 2.5 stars? ( )
  Stacie-C | May 8, 2021 |
Okay, don't get me wrong. I can see what people see in this series. I don't know what I thought I'd expect considering I generally don't like fantasy, and I definitely don't like Harry Potter. It's just not my jam. In many ways, Akata Witch is very HP, just in Nigeria. In other ways, it's so steeped in African mythology, it's a true breath of fresh air from the normally very European folklore that fantasy so often draws from. It's definitely a book I'd recommend. ( )
  althomas39 | Apr 20, 2021 |
Excellent, excellent book! This is only the second series that I’ve read which explores African magic, and unsurprisingly I’m totally hooked. There’s lots of similarities with other cultural magic systems (magic is magic, and it’s semantics that differentiate them), but it’s still interesting getting to learn about how sorcerers from other cultures harness and use their magic. In this story, our protagonist Sunny discovers that she is one of the magical people of Africa - a Leopard Person - and embarks on a journey with a group of newfound friends to discover her magic. Little does Sunny know at the outset of this journey, but she and her friends are destined to confront and take down the generation’s most dangerous and evil magician who has remained undefeated for years and is putting the whole magical community (and the world) in danger. While we’ve seen this storytelling trope before in many tales of youthful self/magical discovery, Okorafor has created highly developed characters, set up the bones for a magical world ripe for exploration, and gives us just enough sparkle throughout the story to keep us hooked until the very end. With our protagonist, she has also created a character who is one in a million, as Sunny grapples with many challenges which set her outside her community - she’s African, but born in America; she’s a girl, but refuses not to challenge the boys in the traditional African patriarchal society; and she’s Albino, which sets her apart even amongst her magical community for her ability to walk between worlds. Her ancestral magic, which skipped a generation from her grandmother, is also extremely intriguing, as we barely touched on some of these abilities which hint to a greater innate power than many of the Leopard People, which is specifically linked to her ties to the spirit world. This series only has one more book, so I can’t wait to find out where Sunny will go next in her journey of magical discovery. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
I fell in love with Sunny and her world right away! The writing is awesome, and the anthropologist in me adored the insights into a whole new culture. I've already started the second one 😂. Highly recommended ( )
  PardaMustang | Jan 28, 2021 |
I struggled a bit with this one. I was reading it for a book club and had a deadline so I pushed through but found the pacing at times a bit slow. It took a while to reveal a clear goal for the characters. Perhaps it suffered for having followed a book that was incredibly goal-oriented the entire time (even those goals changed along the way). I'm not sure how much of this was fantasy or based on actual "juju" but that aspect was interesting, if a bit foreign. And it did have a satisfying conclusion (although it also left the door open for a sequel) so overall it was enjoyable. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
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"Akata Witch" is a much-needed addition to the many titles featuring Caucasian protagonists — one that will appeal to readers who are interested in foreign cultures, tradition and beliefs, or those who live between cultures themselves.
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To Sandra Marume, the spunky Igbo girl with the sharp tongue and mysterious ways, who just happened to be albino.

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Her dumb brothers never cooked. She didn't think they even knew how! A human being who needs food to live but cannot prepare that food to eat? Pathetic.
So there you have it. All you need to know to get started. As I have repeated incessantly throughout this book, there is no direction you can turn that does not face you toward certain death.
The only way you can earn chittim [money] is by learning. The more you learn, the more chittim you earn. Knowledge is the center of all things.
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