Half of a Yellow Sun Symbols & Objects

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Roped Pots

In Part One, Chapter 3 this symbolism is first introduced through Richard's memory of when he first learned of Nigeria through its artwork, namely, roped pots. They were part of an ancient artifacts display in a museum. It shows that as early as the 9th century that the artisans were exhibiting complex metallurgy. Richard goes on to state that the experts believe that it is a true work of Igbo art as it was not influenced from anywhere else, but was developed right there in modern day Nigeria. These pots represent Richard's love for the area and his love for its people. He sees them as precious works of art, intelligent beyond expectation, and a true gift to the world.

Biafran Flag

Biafra is what the locals call eastern Nigeria. Nigeria is only a name that was given to the country by the white colonials and...

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