Under the Udala Trees Quotes

Okparanta, Chinelo
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I knew the truth all the same: that she was doing it for her own good…she was doing it because she was overwhelmed: by life, by the war, by the thought of having to try and make it without Papa.
-- Ijeoma (Narration) (chapter 8)

Importance: This line of narration emphasizes the sense of general strife in the lives of IJeoma and Adaora following the death of Uzo. The novel uses Uzo's death as a means of demonstrating how war can cause permanent effects due to violence, ad well as lasting emotional effects on those who survive.

The fact that the Bible says [homosexuality is] bad is all the reason you need. Besides, how can people be fruitful and multiply if they carry on in that way?
-- Adaora (chapter 16)

Importance: Adaora says this to Ijeoma during a Bible lesson one day. After Adaora finds out about Ijeoma and Amina's relationship, Adaora decides that Bible study is the best...

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