Half of a Yellow Sun - Part Two: Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 9

In this chapter the reader sees Richard and Kainene attending a party where many of the influential and wealthy will be. Kainene’s parents are there, too, and when her mother sees Richard she tells him that the unrest has left them unsettled and that they are thinking of going to London until the unpleasantness is over. Richard looks around for Kainene who has missed the entire exchange and he finds her on the balcony with Madu.

Jealous, but masking it well, Richard speaks in the Igbo language (which he has mastered) and greets Madu. Madu, however, responds to him in English and refuses to engage Richard unless he, too, is speaking English. Kainene talks business with Madu and Richard interjects to ask Madu about the governmental unrest. Madu tells him that there is no way that it will happen...

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