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Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Kati Nicholl; Julian Nicholl / Adjoa Andoh
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007 this is a heartbreaking exquisitely written literary masterpiece.Now available as a digital download.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 young middle-class woman Olanna who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the third is a white man a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason and who falls in love with Olanna's twin sister a remote and enigmatic character.As these people's lives intersect they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility about the end of colonialism about ethnic allegiances about class and race; and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 16th April 2007
  • Duration 07 Hrs. 47 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780007263004