Review: Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor

This book is definitely going on my list…

The Book Wars


Hardcover, 349 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Viking Children’s
Source: Library

Any title with the word “witch” in it is guaranteed to get my attention and when the synopsis is as fascinating as the one of Akata Witch, the book keeps my attention.

Akata Witch follows Sunny, a 12 year old American-Nigerian girl whose parents moved their family back to Nigeria when she was nine years old. She has a lot of things to deal with. For one thing, she’s an albino which exposes to a lot of censure and ridicule from her peers. Then there is her relationship with her father which is bad and beyond; he seems to resent her for reasons she doesn’t understand. Then there are her brothers who take for granted the freedoms that she longs for. Her mother is strict though with good reason as there is a serial killer going around targeting…

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  1. Rui

    A book about a big change!

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