No Longer At Ease
Important Quotations Explained
Obi's listlessness did not show any signs of decreasing even when the judge began to sum up. It was only when he said: "I cannot comprehend how a young man of your education and brilliant promise could have done this" that a sudden and marked change occurred.
At the first meeting, a handful of people had expressed the view that here was no reason why the Union should worry itself over the troubles of a prodigal son who had shown great disrespect to it only a little while ago.
It was in England that Nigeria first became more than just a name to him. That was the first great thing that England did for him.
The traders burst into song again Obi knew the refrain, he tried to translate it into English, and for the first time its real meaning dawned on him.
He knew that many of these secretaries were planted to spy on Africans.
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