Half of a Yellow Sun

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Three characters lives intersect during Nigeria's civil war in the 1960s.
Half of a Yellow Sun is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel; set in 1960s Nigeria, a time of vicious civil war when well over a million people died.

Her three main characters are each drawn into this violent world - a poor young boy is employed at a university lecturer’s home, a young middle-class woman faces the reality of her relatives’ massacre, and a white writer living in Nigeria falls in love with the woman’s sister, a distant and perplexing figure. Their lives overlap while they struggle to understand the unfolding political situation.

Adichie has the reader consider moral responsibility, the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiance, class and race, and the prospect of love complicating everything.
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Weight 0.320000
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Availability IP
Department Literature
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780007200283
Pages 448
Published 15/01/2007
Publisher Harper Perennial
Section Literature
Size Unfolded 13x20
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