Half of a Yellow Sun - Part Four: Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Summary

Chapter 27

This chapter sees little resolution for the characters. Kainene's fate is still unresolved, they are still persecuted for being Igbo. Olanna shares that all of their bank accounts were confiscated and that they are destitute. If it were not for their foreign friends, fellow academics, they would be starving along with the other Igbo people living in 'free' Nigeria.

Soldiers have come into their home and have commandeered what little food they did have. After they leave, Olanna takes her Biafran money and burns it. Odenigbo chastises her for doing it, claiming that it is a part of their history. She says she has more than enough memory of it all in her mind. In an act of desperation Olanna goes to see a medicine man to see if Kainene is alive. No one gives her any news. The last pages...

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