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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” awardWith 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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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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subject_facetHistorical fiction
Nigeria -- History -- 1960- -- Fiction
Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970 -- Fiction
Political fiction
title_displayHalf of a yellow sun
title_fullHalf of a Yellow Sun
Half of a yellow sun / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
title_shortHalf of a yellow sun
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Historical Fiction
History
Literature