Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda Published 15/01/2007 | Paperback / softback
197 x 129 x 29 | 306g
THE WOMENâ€™S PRIZE FOR FICTION â€˜WINNER OF WINNERSâ€™
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â€˜A literary masterpieceâ€™
â€˜An immense achievementâ€™
â€˜A gorgeous, pitiless account of love, violence and betrayalâ€™
In 1960s Nigeria, three lives intersect. Ugwu works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic lover, the lecturer. And Richard, a shy Englishman, is in thrall to Olannaâ€™s enigmatic twin sister. Amongst the horror of Nigeriaâ€™s civil war, loyalties are tested as they are pulled apart and thrown together in ways none of them imagined.
Winner of the Womenâ€™s Prize for Fiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichieâ€™s masterpiece is a novel about race, class and the end of colonialism â€“ and the ways in which love can complicate everything.
â€˜Vividly written, thrumming with life â€¦ a remarkable novelâ€™ Joyce Carol Oates
â€˜Adichie entwines love and politics to a degree rarely achieved by novelistsâ€™ Elle
â€˜Absolutely awesome. One of the best books Iâ€™ve ever readâ€™ Judy Finnigan