In the novel Half of a Yellow Sun, one of the main characters is Odenigbo, a mathematics professor at the University of Nskukka in Nigeria. Odenigbo is highly intelligent, forceful, and passionate about the Biafran cause.
At the beginning of the novel, we see Odenigbo speaking to his friends about the need for an independent Igbo (Nigerian ethnic tribe) land. As a member of the Igbo tribe, Odenigbo initially supports the Biafran War.
As the story progresses, Odenigbo demonstrates his dedication to the Biafran cause by serving as a minister in the new Biafran government. However, as the Biafran soldiers begin to lose the conflict and the Biafran nation fails, Odenigbo must give up his dream of an independent nation.