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Matthew Finch

Home Truths and African Magic

Browsers of the Young Adult aisle might think, “So far, so Harry Potter…” of Nnedi Okorafor’s latest novel, Akata Witch. But this Nigerian-set adventure offers a provocative meditation on ethnicity and identity, while also challenging Western critics who neglect Young Adult writing.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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