Why this book?
In Half of a Yellow Sun, ethnic divides trigger the brutal Nigerian civil war that ravages the lives of two sisters raised in privilege. As they endure loss upon loss, their relationship evolves. When all seems lost, they find peace through forgiveness and refuge in their indestructible love for each other. I greatly admire how the author maintains a sense of intimacy against a backdrop of epic events.
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What is this book about?
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS PRIZE BEST OF THE BEST
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece
This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood.
The three main characters in the novel are swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a…