Another Brooklyn - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 begins with a flashback to 1968, when a group of Igbo peoples in Nigeria attempted to form the country of Biafra. August found a Life magazine of the event in their Brooklyn apartment, but it is not clear if it was the child version of August or the adult August, who was cleaning out her father's home after his death. August then compares her own childhood with the starving children on the cover of the magazine and concludes that they were not poor in the same way.

The second half of Chapter 6 concerns two other children -- the children of Jennie, the prostitute who lived in the apartment below them. August remembers that Jennie seemed happy to see her children, but when she went out to get them food, she did not return. Instead, August and her brother fed and cared for the two...

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