100 pages 3 hours read

Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

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“Faster Facts for Free Agents”

In this activity, students will demonstrate their understanding of plot, character, and theme in Akata Witch by “revising” Fast Facts for Free Agents.

In Akata Witch, Sunny has a lot to learn about the Leopard world, and she must learn it quickly. Fast Facts for Free Agents is one of the sources of information she is offered—but she finds that this book is flawed by the author’s prejudice and that it sometimes offers questionable advice.

Imagine that Sunny has been offered the chance to revise this book so that it is a better resource for future Free Agents. In this activity, you will create a bulleted list that summarizes Sunny’s advice for future Free Agents: a “Faster Facts for Free Agents” that might serve as an introduction to the new edition of the book.

Part One: Consider What Sunny Would Keep and What She Would Change

  • In what ways is Fast Facts for Free Agents helpful to Sunny?
  • In what ways would her experiences be easier or more enjoyable if the book gave better advice?
  • In what ways does the book encourage Sunny?
  • In what ways does the book discourage her or imply that Free Agents like her are not as good as those born into the Leopard community?
  • What kind of a person is Sunny, what does she learn over the course of the story, and how might this impact the ideas she would choose to share in her revision of the book?