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Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780676978131 (0676978134)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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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