Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda N. Adichie



A totally immersive and epic tale set in 1960s Nigeria set against the backdrop of civil war, this is a beautifully crafted story of three interconnecting lives told with empathy and compassion, I return to read this wonderful book time and time again and always enjoy it immensely!

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Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race – and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

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Weight 320 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 29 mm
Attribute Value 1