Half of a Yellow Sun Characters

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Olanna Ozobia

Olanna is the twin daughter of Chief Oxobia, but this hasn't offered her much in the way of prestige. The reader sees that Olanna's parents are cold and indifferent, often greedy and selfish in their treatment of her and her sister, as well as others. Despite this she grew up and developed a good moral character, mostly due in large part to her desire to be the opposite of her parents. She later would go to London and study at the University.

After her graduation she moves back to Nigeria where she meets and begins dating a Hausa man named Mohammed. It seems to be more of a relationship of convenience for them both and when Olanna meets Odenigbo she falls in love deeply. This love stands her in good stead as tensions escalate in the country and war breaks out.

Olanna and her family belong to...

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