Someone is kidnapping children and maiming or killing them. The group is asked to help track down the criminal. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames come to reality? Nnedi Okorafor’s novel is an absorbing coming-of-age fantasy novel, ideal for young teenagers.

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Odinani

01 Mar 2017
8.0
Imagine if Harry Potter were a she instead of a he? What if he was Nigerian instead of British? What if he were learning at Leopard Knocks instead of at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Enter Sunny, Nnedi Okorafor’s latest anti-Disne ...
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A&C Reviews

01 Mar 2017
8.0
I’ll get one thing out of the way first of all, to address whose in the know, and as a point of interest for those who aren’t. “Akata” is to some a pretty nasty word. It’s Nigerian Pidgin deriving from the Yoruba for bush civet cat, and is ...
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Read This

01 Mar 2017
6.0
What Sunny Saw In The Flames, previously published in the US as Akata Witch, is one of the books by one of my favorite writers that I hadn’t read yet. Published by Cassava Republic, the book is out in the UK now! So run to the nearest bookstore! Wh ...
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The Globally Curious 01 Mar 2017

8.0
Sunny Nwazue is a young girl who does not quite fit in. She was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but is growing up in Nigeria. She is also an albino, which is a big deal in Nigeria where they are sometimes considered witches or people w ...
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Reading and Gaming for ...

01 Mar 2017
8.0
I have had some time to process What Sunny Saw in the Flames by Nnedi Okorafor and my thoughts on the story, characters, and place this book has in the young adult scene. First of all, I need to get this out of the way. I feel like a lot of YA fantas ...
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Metropole

01 Mar 2017
8.0
From the moment I began reading What Sunny Saw in the Flames I realized: this is not your typical African novel. First off, the main protagonist named Sunny is a thirteen year old albino and American citizen living with her family in Aba. Go back in ...

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Publish Date:

November 2013

Publisher:

Cassava Republic

ISBN:

978-978-502-385-5

Language:

English

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