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Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts Book 1) by [Nnedi Okorafor]

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One of Time Magazine's 100 Best Fantasy and Young Adult Books of All Time!
A Nebula Award nominee

"The book puts a unique, inclusive spin on the timeless tale of the misfit chosen to save the world."
Time Magazine

“Okorafor’s novels tend to reflect both her West-African heritage and American experiences, but in this series she creates a stunningly original world of African magic that draws on Nigerian folk beliefs and rituals instead of relying on the predictable tropes of Western fantasy novels.”
Time Magazine

"There’s more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." —Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of
A Wizard of Earthsea

“The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, National Book Award finalist and
New York Times bestselling author of Speak

"I always loved science fiction, but I didn’t feel I was part of it—until I read first Octavia Butler, and now Nnedi Okorafor." —Whoopi Goldberg

"Highly original stuff, episode after amazing episode, full of color, life, and death. Nnedi Okorafor's work is wonderful!" —Diana Wynne Jones, award-winning author of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

"Jam-packed with mythological wonders." —Rick Riordan, #1
New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

"Okorafor's imagination is stunning." —
The New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous and uplifting read, heartwarming in its portrayal of true friendship, heartbreaking in its portrayal of headstrong youth and the perils of pride." —Cory Doctorow, award-winning author of
Little Brother

"Fresh, original, and smart. We need more writers like her." —Patrick Rothfuss, author of
The Name of the Wind

"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

"The voice of Nnedi Okorafor does not obey the rules of distance, time, or place. Hers is the voice that fuses matter and imagination. She shows us just how close we are to that alternate reality." —Tchidi Chikere, Nigerian award-winning film director and screenwriter

About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella Binti won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children's book Long Juju Man won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa; and her adult novel Who Fears Death was a World Fantasy Award winner.

Better known as the goddess Bilquis on the Starz series American Gods, Nigerian-born actress Yetide Badaki has been seen performing all around the world. Her other television credits include ABC's Lost, the Fox show Touch, and Criminal Minds on CBS.
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004IYJEG0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking Books for Young Readers (April 14, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 14, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2715 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Nnedi Okorafor’s books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel), Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), Kabu Kabu (a Publisher's Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner). Her adult novel The Book of Phoenix (prequel to Who Fears Death) was released in May 2015; the New York Times called it a "triumph". Her novella Binti will be released in late September 2015 and her young adult novel Akata Witch 2: Breaking Kola will be released in 2016.

Nnedi holds a PhD in literature/creative writing and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY). She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. Learn more about Nnedi at Nnedi.com.

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