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  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

  • By: Tolá Okogwu
  • Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

By: Tolá Okogwu
Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
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Summary

Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series about a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

I close my eyes, trying to push the power bubbling in me back down....

Hairbands snap as my hair shoots out like superfine arrows, tearing through everything in its path.

Onyeka has a lot of hair—the kind that makes strangers stop in the street. She’s always felt insecure about her vibrant curls, until she makes an important discovery: she can control her hair with her mind!

Her mother quickly whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari—children with superpowers—are trained. But Onyeka and her new friends at the Academy soon have to put their powers to the test as they find themselves embroiled in a momentous battle between truth and lies....

©2022 Tolá Okogwu (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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  • 29-10-22

My Daughter loved this story

I was pleased to find this audio book as my daughter really enjoyed listening to it.

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Quite good actually!

I thought it was a great relatable story, even at my age of 30 I resonate with what it was like having an overprotective mother growing up and I thought the reader did well overall, it’s not easy playing so many characters so well done to her. The accents were manageable but I was a little disappointed in the pidgin and the little Yoruba she did have use though it was not easy on the ears at all.

Looking forward to book 2 sha