Half Of A Yellow Sun

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This vividly written book is a powerful account of the Biafran war. The author recounts the story through three main characters whose lives are swept up in the Biafran’s impassioned struggle to found an independent republic in Nigeria in the 1960s.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 2006 Awards: 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction

Against the backdrop of the Biafran war to establish the independence of Nigeria, the lives of five people are dramatically upended, and their ideals and personal loyalties tested. The novel follows young Ugwu, the revolutionary professor Odenigbo, the beautiful Olanna, her twin sister Kainene, and Richard, the Englishman who is enthralled with her, as they navigate the violence and tragedy of their time.

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