In "The Shivering," Udenna was Ukamaka's boyfriend. He broke up with her in an ice cream shop by insisting their relationship was "staid." He was exacting and controlling; Ukamaka talks about how he constantly attacked her dreams and desires as boring or not smart enough. Udenna treated others the same way and snubs those people he feels are unworthy of his friendship.
Udenna Quotes in The Thing Around Your Neck
The The Thing Around Your Neck quotes below are all either spoken by Udenna or refer to Udenna. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Anchor Books edition of The Thing Around Your Neck published in 2009.).
The Shivering Quotes
Udenna Character Timeline in The Thing Around Your Neck
The timeline below shows where the character Udenna appears in The Thing Around Your Neck. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...doesn't understand why Ukamaka would pay more for organic vegetables. Ukamaka laughs and says that Udenna cared; she doesn't really care about it. She offers to buy them lunch, but Chinedu... (full context)
...love Chinedu but only expect Chinedu to do things that Abidemi wanted. She says that Udenna was the same way, and Chinedu angrily says that not everything is about Udenna. Chinedu... (full context)