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Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) [Novel]
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s.

With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds.

Original title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalAfrica
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

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Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)
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Language: English

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Half of a Yellow Sun (September 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781400095209
Pages: 528

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