Revealing Akata Woman, the Third Book in Nnedi Okorafor’s Nsibidi Scripts

From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers…

We’re thrilled to share the cover of  Akata Woman, the third installment of Nnedi Okorafor’s Nsibidi Scripts series—publishing January 18, 2022 with Penguin Young Readers/Viking Books for Young Readers.

From award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, the next book in the series that started with Akata Witch, named one of Time magazine’s “100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time” and “100 Best YA Novels of All Time”!

From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the “normal” world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person. Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go…but may destroy the world if she does not. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in a magical realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.

Cover art by Greg Ruth; Design by Jim Hoover

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 weaving African culture into evocative settings and memorable characters. Nnedi has received the World Fantasy, Hugo, Nebula, and Lodestar Awards, amongst others, for her books. Her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, and Ursula K. Le Guin. She holds a PhD in Literature. Learn more at nnedi.com or follow her on Twitter @nnedi.

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