Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor audiobook

Akata Witch

By Nnedi Okorafor
Read by Yetide Badaki

Tantor Audio 9780142420911

The Akata Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781977302427

  • ISBN: 9781977302427

Runtime: 8.82 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon.com bestseller

A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks Selection for Young Adults

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nigeria and the world of the Leopard people come to life with Yetide Badaki’s engaging multi-accented narration. Sunny Nwazue is Igbo and American, albino, and about to discover she is magic. Badaki smoothly switches between Sunny’s and her friend Sasha’s American accents and the voices of her new Nigerian friends, cheeky Chichi and solemn Orlu….This rich fantasy is made all the better by Badaki’s dynamic narration. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Filled with marvels and is sure to appeal to teens whose interest in fantasy goes beyond dwarves and fairies.” Publishers Weekly
“The worldbuilding for Leopard society is stellar, packed with details that will enthrall readers bored with the same old magical worlds…Ebulliently original.” Kirkus Reviews
“This vividly imagined, original fantasy shows what life is like in today’s Nigeria, while it beautifully explores an alternate magical reality…A consistently surprising, inventive read that will appeal to more thoughtful, patient fantasy readers because it relies less on action and more on exploring the characters’ gradual mastery of their talents.” School Library Journal
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, author of The Bartimaeus Trilogy

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Author

Author Bio: Nnedi Okorafor

Author Bio: Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children’s book Long Juju Man won the 2007–2008 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English