The Question and Answer section for No Longer at Ease is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think we can sympathize with Clara. She is ultimately a sympathetic character, especially after her abortion. We want her to catch a break in life, away from men who treat her badly. She leaves Pbi and Lagos after her abortion.
Obi's thoughts turned to Clara and he wondered why she did not want him to tell people they planned to marry.
As a boy growing up in Umuofia, Obi believed Lagos to be exciting.... the big city, with lots of lights and cars. This belief was a far different vision that the one he experienced when he visited Lagos.