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Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400095209 (1400095204)
ASIN: 1400095204
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 Biafra: The World Was Silent When We Died
Half of a Yellow Sun is named for the centerpiece of the Biafran flag: * Red for the blood of those massacred in northern Nigeria after the country's 1960 independence; in the time period leading up to the Nigeria-Biafra war, and in that war itself; * Black for mourning them and in remembrance; * Gr...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 Biafra: The World Was Silent When We Died
Half of a Yellow Sun is named for the centerpiece of the Biafran flag: * Red for the blood of those massacred in northern Nigeria after the country's 1960 independence; in the time period leading up to the Nigeria-Biafra war, and in that war itself; * Black for mourning them and in remembrance; * Gr...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Half of a Yellow Sun
I don't know how many of you are familiar with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A lot of people recognize the name now because if you are a fan of Beyonce, you heard her speech "We should all be feminists" in Beyonce's Flawless song. I eventually went and listened to the whole speech soon after and thought...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
5.0 Review: Half of a Yellow Sun
“If intentions were horses...” Wait, what's the proverb? I've had intentions of reading Half of a Yellow Sun since I first noticed it in 2008. It has been sitting patiently at the top of my to-read pile for years. I'm not sure why it took this long, but it did. Finally, I can say I've read it and,...
Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.5 Completed March 27, 2015
Yes, indeed, agha ojoka - war is very ugly. Especially when the monsters win. I hope I never, ever see a body in motion without a head. I hope my nieces inherit a universe in which human beings are not tortured for daring to improve their minds. What a book! As a friend is fond of saying, one...
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