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Short Synopsis
Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world.

Full Synopsis
Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal well-versed in powerful juju?

"Nnedi Okorafor is opening doors into strange and beautiful new worlds. Her heroes are beguiling, her magic firmly rooted in real places and real things. Rich, mysterious, and convincing, Akata Witch takes fantasy in a haunting new direction." ---Jonathan Stroud, New York Times bestselling author of The Bartimaeus Trilogy

"Badaki . . . gives a marvelous performance." -Fantasy Literature

"This rich fantasy is made all the better by Badaki's dynamic narration." ---AudioFile
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Akata Witch


Author Nnedi Okorafor

Narrated by Yetide Badaki

Publication date Mar 30, 2018

Running time 9 hrs

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