Half of a Yellow Sun - Part Two: Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 11

The focus on this chapter is on Olanna in the days before the massacre. She is visiting Mohammed's home when he enters the room, a worried look on his face. He tells her that the village is no longer safe and that she should go home. She asks him to take her to her Aunt's house but he doesn't think that even there it will be safe. He says that he will do so only if she will dress as a traditional Muslim woman so that she will be safe. She agrees, but when they reach one of the villages before her Aunt's village it has already been burned to the ground. Olanna, foolishly, gets out of the car and walks around. She sees the dismembered bodies of her Aunt and Uncle who must have sought refuge in the nearby...

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