"Akata Witch" by Nnedi Okorafor is a fascinating book. The book stars Sunny, an albino girl who was born in America and raised there until she was nine, then moved to her parents home of Nigeria to live. Sunny discovers shortly after moving to Africa that she is a "leopard person". That is what people of the Western African nations call someone with a gift for powers. A person of another culture might call themselves a Shaman, witch, or Sorcerer. She starts her training to be a leopard person and becomes friends with three other people in her class. The four of them begin the take down of the Black Hat Killer, a serial killer in there area.
Though this is a Young Adult book, I would recommend it to anyone of any age. It is truly a wonderful book and I was enthralled the whole time reading it. Five stars. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.firsttoread.com.