100 pages 3 hours read

Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

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Essay Topics


Chittim is described as a kind of Leopard currency, yet it is different from Lamb money. Analyze how the process of acquiring chittim reflects Leopard values, and compare and contrast its role in Leopard society to the role of money in Lamb society.


How does Akata Witch explore questions of racial and ethnic identity? In your answer, you might consider other characters’ reactions to Sunny’s albinism or Sasha’s attitude toward his Black American identity. How are racial and ethnic identity approached from both a Lamb and Leopard perspective?


How does Okorafor use excerpts from the fictional text Fast Facts for Free Agents to reveal information about story and setting? What effect do these short excerpts have on the novel? Consider discussing possible impact on tone, setting, theme, character, or plot.