Best Books of the Year So Far in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Farafina fantasy writer Nnedi Okorafor  is author of one of the Best Books of The Year So Far in Science Fiction & Fantasy.

The book, titled Akata Witch is a story of twelve-year-old Sunny, an albino who lives in Nigeria but was born in America. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing – she is a “free agent,” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

The award-winning author is of Nigerian descent known for weaving Africa culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. Nnedi holds a PhD in English and currently is a professor epics of creative writing at Chicago State University.

“There’s more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor’s work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy.” Says Ursula K. Le Guin.

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2 thoughts on “Best Books of the Year So Far in Science Fiction & Fantasy

  1. Great story! Albino girl who was born in America and came back to Nigeria because her parents decided to… and then she finds out that she is part of a magical heritage that skipped her mother and is strong in her.

    I love the food in this story..^_^ though the ending is a bit emotional..

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