Imprint:Viking Books for Young Readers
Audience:Teenage: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Dimensions:8.56in x 5.96 x 1.32 in | 1.14 lb
Page Count:416 pages
INCREDIBLE SERIES SALES: The two books in the Akata series have grossed over 200,000 copies to date!
STRONG ACCOLADES: The Akata books have earned multiple starred reviews and enjoy over 30,000 glowing reviews on Goodreads. Nnedi continues to amass ringing endorsements from celebrities including Neil Gaiman and Ursula Le Guin, among others.
TIMELY INTEREST: Thanks to the blockbuster Black Panther film, interest in Afrofuturism and Afrojujuism is at an all-time high. With her extensive background in these subjects, Nnedi has written two Black Panther books, as well as the Shuri series.
LITERARY SUPERSTAR: Nnedi has won the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, and Lodestar awards for her writing, as well as the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature. Her YA fantasy Akata Witch was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time”.
A New York Times Bestseller!
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”