Full Summary and Analysis of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

This is a full summary and analysis of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun. Half of a Yellow Sun is considered one of the greatest contemporary African Anglophone texts. It follows the tragic story of characters living in the Nigeria of the 60’s; just right after the country gained independence, narrated from the points of view of three characters: Ugwu, Olanna and Richard.

Ricardo (A Crime Fiction/Novel) Episode 3

The dining was silent after this. The clinking of metals and chewing were the only sound that were heard. To Ricardo, nothing could disturb their chicken eating at that moment. The awesome taste of the chicken could be tarnished by any distraction, their talking inclusive. The silence in the dining was absolute and heavy at first, then it gave way to the silence of relaxed connection. It was Shamar who broke the silence.

Ricardo (A Crime Fiction/Novel) Episode 2

“Mom, no, I just need to see him, that’s all.” Ricardo was about to turn left and get away totally from their view. So, he stood and watched them. There was nothing largely wrong that he wanted to see to Shamar for, just that he wanted them to discuss the manner through which he would be getting dope supplies from Shamar. He had always got his dope supplies from Shamar, but wanted them to discuss the matter more now and put procedures and deadlines now than before. Shamar was messing up his business sometimes.

Ricardo (A Crime Fiction/Novel)

Their mother looked at Nya with warmth in her eyes. She was trying to speak with her eyes, sort of to let her calm down and understand that her mind shouldn’t be working that way. “We ain’t talking about throwing off your daddy. And why should you be eavesdropping on our conversation?” Her voice was strict toward the end, and Ricardo wandered how she could so easily switch emotions when she spoke. There were many things he admired in his mother.


Nobody would ever suspect I committed that hideous crime, even at Onye Uno’s tavern, in the subsequent days, not even one person would throw a suspicious glance, despite my paranoia. But for the rest of my life, I would travel from place to place restlessly with paled face and shadowed eyes, drinking and smoking, looking over my shoulders, beating around the bush whenever I wanted to lift this burden of guilt off my heart and at last would not be able to utter one word of what I have done, and haunted by Akachukwu’s horrified face in his final moment.

The Sun Must Shine (Episode 5)

Five years after her graduation, she didn’t get over him like his parents thought she would. She was almost insane. A year after she was separated from George, she began to wear only white to the University of Biberia, where she taught undergraduate students. Her parents knew the reason, but the people outside the family didn’t know.


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The Sun Must Shine (Episode 4)

“I love you, George. I don’t care about the philosophy of love of this country. I just want you to tell me that you like me, at least,” she said. George looked at her. She sounded desperate. “I’m ready to pay for your education. I want you to complete your education.”

The Sun Must Shine (Episode 3)

In the fourth month of his work, Ruth took him to the most expensive cafeteria on campus. The cafeteria where all sorts of foreign food were sold. Even without the Foreign Food College Cafeteria written above the rotating glass door of the cafeteria, one could easily tell it was a foreign food cafeteria. George admired the bright colorful lights in the cafeteria, the large tiles on the floor, the air conditioner that roared continuously, and the flowers in vases placed at different parts of the cafeteria.

The Sun Must Shine (Episode 2)

Ruth laughed and said, “That’s not a problem.” George watched her for some seconds before he walked to the driver’s door and opened it. He had just remembered that he was supposed to open the back doors for the young women before he opened his, and he made to go and open it for them. They had already opened it and gotten into the car. He smiled.