Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
Such a good book! I'm an adult. Like, grown. I am also a fan of Harry Potter and Tahereh Mafi, which I read as a child through college, and last year, respectively. To be fair, I buy books 'for my niece' and read them quickly before I give them to her as gifts so we can discuss them together - an activity I enjoy immensely. As a black woman who loves the fantasy genre, Adeyemi is my new hero for creating a world that draws its richness and depth from West Africa. We have a class of oppressed people who have gifts that the oppressors are afraid of - a theme so relevant to life today as a Diasporan in America. I remember reading an article that spoke of implicit bias and the belief that some people have that black people are magical and have almost super-human strength, and that those were seen as reasons to justify fear of black bodies. Adeyemi throws that on its head, and I can't wait to read (and see!) what happens next in Orïsha, and I can't wait to hear what my niece thinks of the book! #blackgirlmagic
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