The Question and Answer section for No Longer at Ease is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This question calls for your opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. The picture of Lagos I envision is a dangerous one..... a place of excess and corruption. Note, however, that this is the description of the white man's Lagos.... Achebe...
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.