Book Riot Community's Reviews > Akata Witch

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

bookshelves: swords-and-spaceships-recs

Born in New York City, but living in Nigeria, twelve-year-old Sunny feels like she’s straddling two worlds. This becomes even more true when she discovers her magical abilities and enters the world of Leopard people. This book is one of the most original and woke fantasy stories I’ve ever read. It openly discusses bullying, racism, beauty standards, police brutality in the United States, and greed. All month I’ve been recommending this book to everyone I meet, kids and adults alike.

— Alison Doherty

from The Best Books We Read In August 2016:
22 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Akata Witch.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
September 22, 2016 – Shelved
July 12, 2019 – Shelved as: swords-and-spaceships-recs

Comments Showing 1-1 of 1 (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku I'm next in line for this at the library! I'm so excited.

back to top