Akata Witch

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Akata Witch
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Author Nnedi Okorafor
Country United States
Genre Fantasy
Young adult fiction
Published 2011
Publisher Viking/Penguin Books
Pages 349

Akata Witch (retitled What Sunny Saw in the Flames in Nigeria and the UK) is a 2011 fantasy novel[1] written by Nnedi Okorafor.[2]


Twelve-year-old Sunny was born in America yet lives in Nigeria. She is Black and albino. She's a great athlete, yet she can't go out in the sun to play soccer. Sunny then discovers she is a so-called free agent with magical powers. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students trying to capture a career criminal who also knows magic.


  1. ^ Serrano, Lindsy (June 6, 2011). "Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor". New York Public Library. 
  2. ^ Carpenter, Susan (April 10, 2011). "Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor". The Los Angeles Times. 

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