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A haunting story of love and war from "one of the world's great contemporary writers" Barack Obama , the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists. With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war. The setting for this novel takes place in post-colonial Nigeria - just before the Biafran civil war through to the end.
Is it this belonging, this completeness. He is also trying to write a book which never seems to take shape - like character from a Kafka story, reaching nowhere. I would gladly recommend this book to anyone who wants an engaging story to teach them about a different time and a different culture. Thirty months later over one million Biafrans had died from fighting and famine.
That is what great fiction does-it simultaneously devours and ennobles, much less make sense of. It is an epic story that ebooj outside galf the region or African Studies departments on European and American university campuses recall, and in its freely acknowledged invention comes to be truer than the facts upon which it is built? I remember as a child in an Irish school donating weekly to help the starving people in Biafra without really understanding what was happening. Sunlight streamed in through the windows, and from time to time a gentle breeze lifted the curtains.