Half of a Yellow Sun

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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In 1960s Nigeria, Ugwo, a boy from a poor Village. goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon they are joined by Olanna, a young woman who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her charismatic lover. Into their world comes Richard, an English writer who has fallen for Olamia’s sharp-tongued twin sister Kainene. But when the shocking horror of civil war engulfs the nation, their loves and loyalties are severely tested, while their lines pull apart and collide once again in ways none of them could have imagined…

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Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 978–0-00-720028-3
Publisher: Fourth Estate;
Size (cm): 13 x 2.9 x 19.7
Pages: 433 pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Weight: 158.757 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: (13 Mar. 2014)


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    LI Jake

    After reading this novel, i wondered what difference it would have made if the Biafran Flag had been a whole sun above the horizon. Would that have made any difference. Like the half sun itself, the nation never completely rose. Deep inside, a voice kept telling me the sun should have fully risen. There are times i think what is the meaning of that senseless war, then i realized it was not about the final sucess or posessing power. It is also to undergo that struggle for that dignity and respect, to be equal and independent.
    i loved Adiche’s writing as we can see the character’s strong faith rather than to surrender to the harsh reality.
    Half of the sun has its tragic enpowering impact. A family ripped of a member, a national in desperate try to fight the other tribe, a twin sister losing the other one. A sun would not be complete.
    i loved this novel.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and her novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and theHurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her collection of stories, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker