Akata witch


Akata witch (2011, Viking)

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2011 by Viking.


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4.5 stars (2 reviews)

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.

3 editions

Non-Western Fantasy is So Refreshing

4 star

A very interesting and fun fantasy perspective on voodoo and non-western witchcraft! I love Okorafor's writing, and its non-western flavor is always delightful and intriguing. This story had some American characters that served as a lens of sorts, and I almost wish it wasn't that way because being thrust into well-established worlds where you as the reader are initiated into it by reading is more fun to me.

Anyway, it's worth taking a look!

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5 star


  • Supernatural
  • Serial murderers
  • Magic
  • Albinos and albinism
  • Fiction


  • Nigeria