Half of a Yellow Sun - Part One: Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 3

This chapter focuses primarily on the thoughts and actions of Richard Churchill, an Englishman. In this chapter the reader sees him living with his English girlfriend, Susan, who is constantly dragging him to society parties, which he hates. Part of the reason that he finds the parties detestable is because they find it humorous to make racial jokes and make fun of the Nigerian people, as if the country didn't originally belong to them. Susan is also the jealous type and so Richard is confined to conversations with men at these parties. The only difference, he notes, is when he speaks with Nigerian women, and Richard realizes that it is because Susan views them as so inferior to her that they are no threat. He'd met Susan through his Aunt who'd learned he was going to Nigeria and wanted him...

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