Akata Warrior

Akata Warrior

Book two of The Nsibidi Script Series

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl,
was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop
her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a
dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the
terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit
older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to
unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.

Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of herLeopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit
face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible
to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle
to save humanity.
Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.

Other books in The Nsibidi Script Series

Akata Witch

Book One

Akata Woman

Book Three


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

Okorafor’s novel will ensnare readers and keep them turning pages until the very end to see if and how Sunny fulfills the tremendous destiny that awaits her.” 
Booklist  (starred review)
“Akata Warrior swiftly synthesizes the lessons and knowledge of the first book into a heart-racing story of resilience and a determination to save the world. This title is a unique coming of age story, coupling the distinct experience of the cultural duality as both African and African-American with lessons of love, loyalty, and the pains of adolescent insecurities.”

BCCB, starred review

“Don’t miss this beautifully written fantasy that seamlessly weaves inventive juju with contemporary Nigerian culture and history.”

School Library Journal, starred review

“Satisfy fans eager for more of Okorafor’s signature brand of magic.”

The Horn Book

“The narrative is well paced and multifaceted, taking the reader on a tour of both modern Nigeria and the mystical worlds of the Wilderness (sometimes simultaneously). Along the way, the reader is given a fascinating glimpse into Nigerian culture.”