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Title:Half of a Yellow Sun
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:1400044162
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:433
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Africa, Nigeria, War, Historical

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of 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 .

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

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