Half of a Yellow Sun - Part Three: Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Chapter 19

The timeline jumps back to where it was in Part One, before the war. The point of view is that of Ugwu. He is trying to talk Harrison, Richard's houseboy, into getting him some tear gas. Ugwu has heard that tear gas knocks people out and he's thinking that he can use a small portion of it on Nnesinachi when he takes Richard to the annual festival. Harrison has no idea what tear gas even is, so Ugwu heads off to find Jomo, whom he's sure will know where he can get the gas.

Jomo tells Ugwu that it would be better if his sexual conquest were awake for the entire thing. He doesn't get a chance to see how it would work out as he learns, when they arrive for the festival, that Nnesinachi and her family left for...

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