Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun
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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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.

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