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Onyeka And The Academy Of The Sun



Black Panther meets X-Men in this action-packed and empowering middle grade adventure about a British Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

Onyeka’s hair is extraordinary: it makes strangers stop in the streets. When she discovers she can control her hair with her MIND, what once was an insecurity, now becomes her SUPERPOWER! Onyeka is whisked off to the ACADEMY OF THE SUN, a school in Nigeria where SOLARI – children with superpowers – are trained. But soon, Onyeka and her new friends get caught up in an EPIC BATTLE . . . one that puts the future of all Solari at risk.

ISBN: 978-978-59437-4-0

About Author

Tọlá Okogwu is a British-Nigerian Author, Journalist and Hair Care Educator. Born in Nigeria but raised in London, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Through her books and wider writing, she constantly seeks to create ‘mirrors and windows’, allowing children the opportunity to read books that are reflective of their own experiences and other cultures. She is the author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun, the self-published picture book series Daddy Do My Hair, and Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door under the name Lola Morayo. Tọlá lives in Kent, England, with her husband and two daughters. An avid reader and lover of music, she’s also a sucker for melted cheese. Learn more at

Author: Tolà Okogwu
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