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Akata Witch

Level 1

OKORAFOR, Nnedi
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This is a mixture of fantasy and a traditional coming-of-age story which should be read both for its unusual setting and for its colourful protagonists. It also shows there can be more to fantasy than fairies and elves.

AWARDS:

  • WINNER Hurston-Wright Literary Award 2001 (for Amphibious Green)
  • WINNER Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa (for Zahrah the Windseeker)

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  • TUTUOLA, Amos: The Palm-Wine Drinkard (Faber and Faber 1952)