Otute Festival, named after the New Yam festival in Awa, a town in the Anambra State of Nigeria, is a satirical story written from the first-person point of view.
The narrator describes Rev. Okoli's vain attempt to change his people's customs which he sees as fetishistic. Rev. Okoli is an indigene of the town and the resident priest of Saint Luke's.
The priest calls the people hypocrites and condemns their customs and traditions. But the people and their customs are like Siamese twins’ — to separate one from the other is risky and may engender conflict and chaos.
Like in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Rev. Okoli is like the Westerners who have come to tear the people apart by destroying their very essence.
The narrator affirms that his people's customs are like the stripes of a leopard that cannot be erased from the beast's body.
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