Half of a Yellow Sun - Part Two: Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 17

This chapter is shown from Olanna's viewpoint. She has arrived at Odenigbo's home in Abba and his mother is there. Earlier, Odenigbo's mother had openly disliked Olanna, but with Baby in the picture, she is more than civil. Olanna has a hard time ignoring the fact that she was the one that had her handmaid seduce Odenigbo in the first place, a seduction that resulted in Baby's existence. Olanna shares that they will not be staying long in Abba, but will continue to move to Umuahia as Odenigbo is going to become more active in the win-the-war campaign. Olanna is not thrilled with the prospect as it will mean a reduction in means, and she worries that Baby will have to play with the 'wrong' sort of children in the camps.

Odenigbo, Olanna notes, is in his element with the...

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