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Half of a Yellow Sun A Masterly, Haunting New Novel From A Writer Heralded By The Washington Post Book World As The St Century Daughter Of Chinua Achebe, Half Of A Yellow Sun Re Creates A Seminal Moment In Modern African History Biafra S Impassioned Struggle To Establish An Independent Republic In Nigeria In The S, And The Chilling Violence That Followed With Astonishing Empathy And The Effortless Grace Of A Natural Storyteller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Weaves Together The Lives Of Three Characters Swept Up In The Turbulence Of The Decade Thirteen Year Old Ugwu Is Employed As A Houseboy For A University Professor Full Of Revolutionary Zeal Olanna Is The Professor S Beautiful Mistress, Who Has Abandoned Her Life Of Privilege In Lagos For A Dusty University Town And The Charisma Of Her New Lover And Richard Is A Shy Young Englishman In Thrall To Olanna S Twin Sister, An Enigmatic Figure Who Refuses To Belong To Anyone As Nigerian Troops Advance And The Three Must Run For Their Lives, Their Ideals Are Severely Tested, As Are Their Loyalties To One Another Epic, Ambitious, And Triumphantly Realized, Half Of A Yellow Sun Is A Remarkable Novel About Moral Responsibility, About The End Of Colonialism, About Ethnic Allegiances, About Class And Race And The Ways In Which Love Can Complicate Them All Adichie Brilliantly Evokes The Promise And The Devastating Disappointments That Marked This Time And Place, Bringing Us One Of The Most Powerful, Dramatic, And Intensely Emotional Pictures Of Modern Africa That We Have Ever Had


About the Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria.Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Granta, The O Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Hurston Wright Legacy Award Half of a Yellow Sun, which won t



10 thoughts on “Half of a Yellow Sun

  1. says:

    It came to me as an epiphany as I barreled through the last few pages of this book, blanketed in my Sunday evening lethargy, marveling at Adichie s graceful evocation of a forgotten time and place and feeling the embarrassment of having known nothing about the Biafran war, that somewhere in the Gaza strip the maimed bodies of children must lie strewn a


  2. says:

    A few months ago I read Chinua Achebe s autobiography, There Was a Country , which depicted Nigeria s Biafran War 1967 1970 This book also deals with the events before and leading up to the war This book was marvelous The story just flows for the most part and the language used is so evocative I m sure people who have visited or lived in Africa will appr


  3. says:

    Magic Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie born 1977 seemed to possess a magic wand that she was able to weave a story that was not supposed to be interesting for me an Asian who have not been to Africa except seeing parts of that continent in the movies and reading Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart. Adichie turned an uninteresting story that speaks lucidly, bravely a


  4. says:

    DIO NON FALLIR I protagonisti del film omonimo, Chiwetel Ejiofor e Thandie Newton.Hanno abolito le province italiane ma successo davvero e molti hanno protestato, si sono appellati alle grandi differenze tra Pisa e Livorno, o tra Savona e Imperia.Nel caso dell Africa, continente non provincia, e caso mai colonia, l unica differenza che sembriamo in grado di


  5. says:

    I read only about one third of this novel Adichie s CNA writing doesn t agree with me at all And the characters are so flat they should be able to slide under a door trouble free The characters don t even bother to play their role with its limited definition Instead they keep pounding their fists on a table and shouting out what their role is supposed to be I


  6. says:

    The world was silent when we died This casual statement he once heard is used as the title of a book written by one of the characters in this novel, in which Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chronicles the birth, short and tortured life and death of the State of Biafra born on the 30th of May, 1967 from Nigeria and forcefully annexed back by the parent state, after a bi


  7. says:

    Really loved this book Some of the characters were a bit bland and boring but it still kept me interested in them Loved Igwu Wish there was a book just about him.


  8. says:

    Something of a disappointmentIt is not often that a novel comes to hand that has been prized, praised and pre inflated Half of a Yellow Sun was in that category when I opened it and began to read And I was captivated immediately I read the first hundred pages at a pace, delighting in the ease with which the Chimanada Ngozi Adichie used language to draw me into the m


  9. says:

    She did it again And she did it again masterfully While reading this novel I was often thinking of Garc a M rquez s words The worst enemy of politicians is a writer and I would amplify that with not only of politicians Now, I m not sure if Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has had intention to accuse probably not but you cannot avoid truth and, as always truth is hurting so ba


  10. says:

    5 At the gates, Biafran soldiers were waving cars through They looked distinguished in their khaki uniforms, boots shining, half of a yellow sun sewn on their sleeves This story tracks a family as they transition from a position of influence and privilege with large, comfortable homes in Nigeria, to become citizens of the newly formed republic of Biafra After a slow to


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