Jealousy makes a person unable to think, live a life and how can you live a life when you have killed your own brother?
The narrator begins the story during the last summer she had spent in Nigeria, with her brother and cousin. Nonso was favored by her family and he was the one who would carry on the Nnabuisi name and not Dozie.
“He was in Mali” it was the last time she heard from her dad when he was in Mali. “When he called you in Virginia” here Dozie called her and told grandma had passed away. “That summer, thirteen years ago” it has been so long time since he died.
“You waited till he was nearly at the top, till his legs hesitated before inching farther up” here Nonso is climbing in a high tree and then she screams so he will get shocked, fall down and die.
The main characters of the story are the narrator, Nonso, Dozie, mother, grandmother and father. “You would never again set foot in Nigeria to see your father’s family” and
“Grandmama had never liked your mother and would not like her even if she was Nigerian, even if she had not been an American” The main character is Nigerian-American.