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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Adichie's brilliant historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s—a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa. "It's a searing history lesson in fictional form, intensely evocative and immensely absorbing."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Unabridged
Street Date:
11/24/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781456128982
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (2008). Half of a Yellow Sun. Unabridged Recorded Books, LLC.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2008. Half of a Yellow Sun. Recorded Books, LLC.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun. Recorded Books, LLC, 2008.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Half of a Yellow Sun. Unabridged Recorded Books, LLC, 2008.

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