Half of a Yellow Sun Quotes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Education is a priority! How can we resist exploitation if we don’t have the tools to understand exploitation?
-- Odenigbo (Part 1, Chapter 1)

Importance: This is what Odenigbo says when he realizes that Ugwu is uneducated. He believes that the only way that his people will gain their independence is through education.

There are two answers to the things they will teach you about our land: the real answer and the answer you give in school to pass. You must read books and learn both answers. I will give you books, excellent books.” Master stopped to sip his tea. “They will teach you that a white man called Mungo Park discovered River Niger. That is rubbish. Our people fished in the Niger long before Mungo Park’s grandfather was born. But in your exam, write that it was Mungo Park.
-- Odenigbo (Part 1, Chapter 1)

Importance: In this quote the reader sees the effects of colonization on the Nigerians. Odenigbo is...

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