“The sheer joy of something like the ‘Sunny’ series is the feeling that I simply have not read this before, and that is so rare… It’s fantasy, yet it comes from a cultural place that isn’t the stuff we’ve already seen 1,000 times before.”—Neil Gaiman
“Okorafor invents wild, fantastical creatures and worlds but she has a rarer gift too: She can describe the effect of using magic—the emotional and physiological repercussions of it—so viscerally, it’s as if it were a fever we’d contracted ourselves… the action sequences are enthralling. Okorafor describes Sunny’s moments of anguish beautifully, as well as her feelings of kinship and wonder. This is a novel about a girl who’s just trying to find her place in the world, when she’s called upon to save it.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A compelling and often terrifying version of one of fantasy literature’s most enduring traditions, [a perilous quest], recast in a thoroughly original way.”—Chicago Tribune
“Mythology, fantasy, science fiction, history, and magic blend into a compelling tale that will hold readers spellbound.”—Chicago Review of Books
“A charming adventure stocked with a house-sized spider, an Afro comb gifted by a goddess, and a giant flying rodent—one who loves hip-hop.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Sunny and the Mysteries of Osisi is Nnedi Okorafor’s sequel to her award-winning novel What Sunny Saw in the Flames… As always, Okorafor effortlessly blends in critiques and observations of modern culture, reflecting on police brutality; the casual, familial misogyny in even the most modern households; and the cultural misunderstanding that can put Africans and African Americans at odds. This book, although written for young adults, is sophisticated in parsing out these adult issues, and it is a salve for grown-ups who may see themselves reflected in these very real, funny kids.”—The Washington Post
Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award-winning novelist of African-based sci fi, fantasy and magical realism. Born in the USA to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is a professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Buffalo. She is the winner of Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards, and the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa.