Young Readers Book Club - Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor

October 20, 2020

Young Readers Book Club - Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor

After a long hiatus we were delighted to welcome back the Young Readers Book Club via Zoom to discuss Nnedi Okorafor's Ikenga. In time-honored tradition, remote-pizza was had.

Mamma Go Slow and Three Days Journey were favorite villains among the readers, inspiring some self-insertion:
- If I were a criminal I’d be a car thief!
- You’re never invited to my house.

The story stirred readers unanimously, though for some, it was a first and tentative journey into it's varied genres.
What did you think of the book?
- I’m not much for superheroes, but I enjoyed the book.
- It’s one of the best I’ve read!

Taking a moment to introspect:
What would you do if you had the Ikenga?
- I haven’t lost anyone, so I’d want to save the world from evil. Basically the same as Nnamdi.
- Me too! Though I’d be pretty scared.
- I think I’d do something pretty silly.

Thanks to all who were able to join us once more, and hope to see you in our next season of bookclubs!

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Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor's first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.Nnamdi's father...

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