Akata Woman

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780451480583

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About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for drawing from African cultures to create captivating stories with unforgettable characters and evocative settings. Nnedi has received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Eisner, and Lodestar Awards and multiple Hugo Awards, amongst others, for her books. Her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, Diana Wynne Jones, and Ursula K. Le Guin. She holds a PhD in literature and lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her daughter Anyaugo. Learn more at nnedi.com. You can also follow her on Twitter (@nnedi) and Instagram (@nnediokorafor).

Reviews

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