Half of a Yellow Sun

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Publisher Description

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene.

Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
September 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Chukwugozi ,

Very educative!!

Beautiful book!

PicPurrFit ,

I could not put this book down

This was the first book I ever read by this author. After this book I tracked down her other books and read them all. She’s such a talented writer. This has got to be one of my favorite fictional books. I know so many people that can relate to this story & I see glimpses of real life people & situations. Wonderful writing great book.

TheMsBlackinese ,

Not a novel but a gift to the world

A must read

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