Half of a Yellow Sun Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • 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
9.6
MB

Customer Reviews

LindseyDeHaan07 ,

Favorite

This is one of my favorite books.

Dawn Melody ,

Brought me to tears more than once.

I’m here because of the author’s Ted talk. This read was incredible. She has this amazing way of writing that immerses you deeply in each character. She’s incredible. I can’t wait to read another book by her.

nyckae ,

Yes

Love her writing

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