Akata Woman

Akata Woman

Book three of The Nsibidi Script Series

The electrifying third book in the series that started with Akata Witch, named one of Time magazine’s “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time” and “100 Best YA Books of All Time.”

From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the “normal” world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person.

Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go…but may destroy the world if she does not. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in an otherworldly realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.

Other Books in The Nsibidi Script Series

Akata Witch

Book One

Akata Warrior

Book Two

Praise

“A stunningly original world of African magic.”
-Time Magazine
 
“Okorafor draws a rich, vibrant world that’s brimming with magic, complex characters, and lush settings. Sunny’s journey is loaded with compelling mysteries and twists that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.”

-Booklist

“Okorafor centers African mythology, Nigerian culture, history, food, and phrases into this beautifully written fantasy featuring all Black characters. This lyrical Afrocentric fantasy is not to be missed.”

-School Library Journal

“An engrossing addition to a thoughtful coming-of-age series.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“With Akata Woman, Okorafor does what she does best, drawing on African mythology and folklore, being free with her rhythm and language, telling a classic hero’s journey set far from the Western canon of fantasy, while always staying readable, aware, intelligent and playful.”

-Tor.com

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