Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun

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.

Title Half of a Yellow Sun
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher Anchor
Title First Published 04 September 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 560 p.
ISBN-10 1400095204
ISBN-13 9781400095209
Publication Date 04 September 2007
Main content page count 560
Weight 16 oz.

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