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Half of a Yellow Sun By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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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

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Half of a Yellow Sun Summary


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

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Half of a Yellow Sun Reviews


'Vividly written, thrumming with life...a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such twentieth-century classics as Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and V. S. Naipaul's "A Bend in the River".' Joyce Carol Oates

'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.' Chinua Achebe

'I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate - and we, her readers, are even luckier.' Edmund White

'Absolutely awesome. One of the best books I've ever read.' Judy Finnigan

'[Deserves] a place alongside such works as Pat Barker's "Regeneration" trilogy and Helen Dunmore's depiction of the Leningrad blockade, "The Siege".' Guardian

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel `Purple Hibiscus' was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel `Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, `The Thing Around Your Neck', was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur `genius' grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker's list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, `Americanah', was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. She lives in Nigeria.

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GOR000779856
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-01-15
448
0007200285
9780007200283
Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best 2015 Winner of Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007 Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2007 Short-listed for Orange Youth Panel Prize 2010 Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007 Short-listed for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2007 Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007
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