Mama Agba, Zélie’s teacher, trains young women in Illorin to wield the staff—a self-defensive weapon she hopes they will never have to use. She helps sustain memories of the gods and other traditions that existed before the Raid. She carefully conceals her status as a powerful maji and was able to escape the Raid by disguising her true identity as a seer.
Mama Agba Quotes in Children of Blood and Bone
The Children of Blood and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Mama Agba or refer to Mama Agba. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Henry Holt and Co. edition of Children of Blood and Bone published in 2018.).
Chapter One Quotes
Deep down, I know the truth. I knew it the moment I saw the maji of Ibadan in chains. The gods died with our magic.
Mama Agba Character Timeline in Children of Blood and Bone
The timeline below shows where the character Mama Agba appears in Children of Blood and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...they are fighting—which only excites fiery Zélie’s anger more. Ignoring the warnings of their teacher, Mama Agba , the two girls fly at each other with more passion, both landing powerful hits. (full context)