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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A haunting story of love and war from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.

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.

 

  • Item Weight: 13.3 ounces
  • Paperback: 543 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781400095209
  • Product Dimensions: 5.15 x 0.95 x 7.96 inches
  • Publisher: Anchor (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English

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