Apollo Summary
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Everything you need to understand or teach Apollo by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

  • Apollo Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Apollo Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Apollo Overview

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's narrative "Apollo" is a short story detailing the inception and evolution of first person narrator Okenwa's childhood friendship with his family's house boy, Raphael. When Okenwa's parents mention Raphael's name decades later, Okenwa is suddenly plunged into the past, recalling the way his life changed when Raphael began working in their home. Through these remembrances, Okenwa attempts to make sense of what he and Raphael shared, and how he may have disrupted Raphael's life for good. The short story explores themes including isolation and power.

Lesson Plan

Apollo Lesson Plans contain 64 pages of teaching material, including: