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Half of a Yellow Sun
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • 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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Street Date:
09/19/2017
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (2017). Half of a Yellow Sun. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2017. Half of a Yellow Sun. Books on Tape.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Half of a Yellow Sun. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2017.

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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.
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        When the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria seceded in 1967 to form the independent nation of Biafra, a bloody, crippling three-year civil war followed. That period in African history is captured with haunting intimacy in this artful page-turner from Nigerian novelist Adichie (Purple Hibiscus
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      • content: In this stunning novel of Biafra's doomed war for independence from Nigeria, Robin Miles brings a complex world and explosive era to vivid life. Her protagonists are Olanna and Kainene, British-schooled sisters from a wealthy Igbo family; Kainene's English lover and Olanna's academic revolutionary one; and Ugwu, a young houseboy from a tribal village. Miles switches effortlessly from Oxbridge accents to the fierce clicking speech of Igbo, Fulani, and Hausa militants and to the familiar drawl of an American expatriate from the Deep South in this compelling story of idealism and slaughter. Miles's performance is extraordinary. She never gets lost in a sentence, she never botches an accent or fails to make a character live, and her pacing is perfect. You won't soon forget it. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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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.
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