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Akata Woman


Series
The Nsibidi Scripts

by
Nnedi Okorafor

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Viking
ISBN
9780451480583
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Language: Moderate Language
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From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the “normal” world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person.

Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go…but may destroy the world if she does not. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in an otherworldly realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.

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POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Language: Moderate Language

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

416

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.6: points 13

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Fantasy, Magic

Topics

Supernatural. Magic. Albinos and albinism. Nigeria. Africa. Wizards and witches. Black people.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up-Okorafor continues to explore the magical abilities of Nigerian-American albino Sunny, 15, and her Leopard People friends Chichi, Orlu, and American-born Sasha in this intriguing third book in the Afrofuturist fantasy series. The friends have been forced by giant spider spirit Udide to enter the spirit world to find a magical object called a ghazal that Chichi's mother stole from Udide. If they don't succeed within seven days, Udide will destroy the Nimm village where Chichi's royal mother grew up. As they journey through the magical world, they travel to a more advanced planet where nature is the greatest technology, wind up on the Road of Spirits, and encounter terrifying and powerful masquerades. Along the way, the friends learn more about their true spirit selves and the extent of their magical abilities. Sunny learns she's a ogbanje, a spirit that's able to glide effortlessly back and forth between worlds. She also learns more about the circumstances of her birth. In knowing her origins, she comes to better understand why her father resents her so much. Her burgeoning romance with Orlu is very sweet and she resolves some of her issues with her spirit face Anyanwu, too. Okorafor beautifully centers African mythology, Nigerian culture, history, food, and phrases into this beautifully written fantasy featuring all Black characters. VERDICT This lyrical Afrocentric fantasy is not to be missed by readers who've loved Okorafor's work, and the previous books in the series.-Sharon Rawlins

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up-Okorafor continues to explore the magical abilities of Nigerian-American albino Sunny, 15, and her Leopard People friends Chichi, Orlu, and American-born Sasha in this intriguing third book in the Afrofuturist fantasy series. The friends have been forced by giant spider spirit Udide to enter the spirit world to find a magical object called a ghazal that Chichi's mother stole from Udide. If they don't succeed within seven days, Udide will destroy the Nimm village where Chichi's royal mother grew up. As they journey through the magical world, they travel to a more advanced planet where nature is the greatest technology, wind up on the Road of Spirits, and encounter terrifying and powerful masquerades. Along the way, the friends learn more about their true spirit selves and the extent of their magical abilities. Sunny learns she's a ogbanje, a spirit that's able to glide effortlessly back and forth between worlds. She also learns more about the circumstances of her birth. In knowing her origins, she comes to better understand why her father resents her so much. Her burgeoning romance with Orlu is very sweet and she resolves some of her issues with her spirit face Anyanwu, too. Okorafor beautifully centers African mythology, Nigerian culture, history, food, and phrases into this beautifully written fantasy featuring all Black characters. VERDICT This lyrical Afrocentric fantasy is not to be missed by readers who've loved Okorafor's work, and the previous books in the series.-Sharon Rawlins

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