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Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle-grade children introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.

Nnamdi's father was a good chief of police, perhaps the best Kalaria had ever had. He was determined to root out the criminals that had invaded the town. But then he was murdered, and most people believed the Chief of Chiefs, most powerful of the criminals, was responsible. Nnamdi has vowed to avenge his father, but he wonders what a 12-year-old boy can do. Until a mysterious nighttime meeting, the gift of a magical object that enables super powers, and a charge to use those powers for good changes his life forever. How can he fulfill his mission? How will he learn to control his newfound powers?

Award-winning Nnedi Okorafor, acclaimed for her Akata novels, introduces a new and engaging hero in her first novel for middle-grade listeners set against a richly textured background of contemporary Nigeria.

©2020 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Watchman
  • 20-05-2021

Another Great Book by Nnedi Okorafor

Your child may be an auditory learner and this audiobook was great. Thank you again Nnedi Okirafor and narrator Ben Onwukee for bringing this story to life. Suspence, intrigue, laughter and love. I look forward to more African authors writing and producing more great works. Ubuntu.

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  • Rekon
  • 09-05-2021

good middle school book for comic fans

Loved the narrator, and the story was a perfect middle-grades drama for comic fans: bad guys aplenty, and good intentions that sometimes go awry

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  • LaTisha
  • 13-03-2021

great story

This was a great storyline. The reader's voice drew me in. I would definitely recommend this book

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