Akata Witch, a novel is the first book in this young adult fantasy series written by Nnedi Okorafor. The series follow the protagonist Sunny, who after seeing a vision of destruction learns that her she is a Leopard Person with magical powers.
The book was released in Nigeria and the UK by Cassava Republic under the title "What Sunny Saw in the Flames"
Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a “free agent,” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
- The word "akata" means bush animal like a fox, it is also derogatory term for Black people not born in Africa.