Half of a Yellow Sun

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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.


BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.  
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Publisher
Anchor
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Published on
Nov 12, 2008
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Pages
560
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ISBN
9780307485779
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / War & Military
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This content is DRM protected.
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