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Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Harper Collins UK

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In” Half of a Yellow Sun”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie blurs the lines between truth and fiction, transporting readers to 1960s Nigeria and the tumultuous times of the Biafran War - a war largely forgotten outside Nigeria. Adichie drew on historical research as well as the accounts of her compatriots, family members and friends to paint an evocative portrait of a country torn apart by conflict. Weaving together the personal journeys of its characters with historical events, this novel invites us to reflect on the impact of arbitrarily drawn borders in post-colonial Africa.” Half of a Yellow Sun” is an unforgettable exploration of a nation’s struggle for identity and survival, a must-read that is likely to leave a long-lasting impression.

Publisher's description

In 1960s Nigeria, three lives intersect. Ugwu works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic lover, the lecturer. And Richard, a shy Englishman, is in thrall to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. Amongst the horror of Nigeria’s civil war, loyalties are tested as they are pulled apart and thrown together in ways none of them imagined.

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s masterpiece is a novel about race, class and the end of colonialism – and the ways in which love can complicate everything.

Praise and awards

THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘WINNER OF WINNERS’

CHOSEN AS SERVICE95 BOOK CLUB'S BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST 2023

‘A literary masterpiece’ DAILY MAIL

‘An immense achievement’ OBSERVER

‘A gorgeous, pitiless account of love, violence and betrayal’ TIME

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