Nnedi Okorafor and Jesse Morales-Small for AKATA WOMAN

Loyalty is so excited to celebrate Akata Woman, the highly anticipated new release by Nnedi Okorafor! Nnedi Okorafor will be in conversation with Jesse Morales-Small (aka @bowtiesandbooks)! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event. You can also order a copy of Akata Woman below to be automatically added to the registration list, and there will be an option to snag the book during the event. **Each purchase of Akata Woman will include a signed bookplate while supplies last!**

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the "normal" world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person. Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go...but may destroy the world if she does not. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in an otherworldly realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into evocative settings and memorable characters. Nnedi has received the World Fantasy, Hugo, Nebula, and Lodestar Awards, amongst others, for her books. Her fans include Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan, John Green, and Ursula K. Le Guin. She holds a PhD in Literature. Learn more at nnedi.com or follow her on Twitter @nnedi.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

Jesse Morales-Small (they/y'all pronouns) is a trans Afro-Chicano Booktuber focusing on marginalized narratives across genres. They are also the founder of Enby Book Club, a Non-Binary bookclub centering Non-Binary/Trans spectrum authors and their stories. Often, Jesse can be found in the woods with their therapy dog or hard at work on their debut novel. In addition to their BookTube channel, you can also find Jesse on Bookstagram and on Twitter @bowtiesbooks.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
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