100 pages 3 hours read

Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer questions on key points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Prologue-Chapter 2

Reading Check

1. What does Sunny remember saving her when she was very sick as a toddler?

2. What book is quoted at the beginning of Chapter 1?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What unusual thing happens when Sunny lights a candle in the Prologue?

2. What evidence is there in Chapter 1 that the students in Sunny’s school dislike her because she was born in America?

3. What is the purpose of the juju that Orlu, Sunny, and Chichi perform at Orlu’s house?

Paired Resource

“Joy, a Refugee with Albinism, Fights Against Discrimination”

  • This brief article from InfoMigrants profiles a young Italian immigrant whose albinism made her the target of kidnappers in her native Nigeria.
  • This resource relates to the themes of The Importance of Belonging to Communities and The Strength of the Individual.
  • What dangers and prejudices do people with albinism face in Nigeria? What does Joy think about the situation in Nigeria for those with albinism? How has her path to Italy demonstrated her strength and courage? How is Sunny’s situation like and unlike Joy’s situation? How is Sunny’s situation further complicated by her birth outside of Nigeria?