Akata Warrior

By Nnedi Okorafor
Read by Yetide Badaki

The Akata Series: Book 2

12.72 Hours 12/25/2018 unabridged
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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 her Leopard 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. Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep listeners spellbound.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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 her Leopard 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.

Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges today’s Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep listeners spellbound.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Yetide Badaki’s dynamic voice returns with this story of Sunny…Badaki enlivens Sunny’s character with a bright American accent and gives her friends varied Nigerian- and American-sounding voices…Badaki’s animated voice is especially impressive during the dramatic encounters Sunny has with giant spiders, lake monsters, a djinn, and supreme beings. Listeners will dive into this story of magic, fantasy, identity, and destiny. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read!” Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
“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)
“Don’t miss this beautifully written fantasy that seamlessly weaves inventive juju with contemporary Nigerian culture and history.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“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.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“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.” VOYA

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Author Bio: Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children’s book Long Juju Man won the 2007–2008 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.72
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English