Half of a yellow sun
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 8 of 8 copies|
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists --a haunting story of love and war * Recipient of the Women's Prize for Fiction "Winner of Winners" award
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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-- Civil War, 1967-1970
Nigeria -- History -- 1960- -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Anchor Books,2007
|Edition||1st Anchor Books ed.|
543 pages ; 21 cm