Here is the thing about Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: it is so good that after I read it I just started telling strangers to read it when I was out at bookstores. I know you might think that, as a librarian, I do that all the time, but the thing is… I don’t, at least not outside the library. At least not for books that are as good as Akata Witch.
I guess I also go out of my way to promote Akata Witch because it might not be a book you’d pick up, if it weren’t for a crazy stranger telling you about it at Barnes & Noble. There’s the title. “Akata Witch? What does that even mean?” Then there’s the fact that there’s no movie tie-in. And there’s not even a love triangle or any hot vampires. Why would you even read it?
Well, guys, read it because it’s so so good. It’s a totally unique magic story.