Half of a Yellow Sun - Part One: Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 5

This chapter centers on Olanna and her reaction to Odenigbo's mother. Odenigbo goes to Olanna's apartment and tells her that his mother is just a superstitious old woman who isn't adjusting well to modern times. Odenigbo says that he will stay the night with her, in a show of solidarity against his mother. She tells him that she doesn't want him staying there and to go home. Feeling rejected Odenigbo and Olanna fight. It ends badly and he storms out of the apartment. Through some soul searching and many drinks alone in her apartment, she realizes that she truly does love Odenigbo and wants to start a family with him. Before she goes to bed that night there is a knock at the door. It is Odenigbo coming back to apologize for his behavior. She lets him stay the night...

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