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Half of a Yellow Sun: The Women’s Prize for Fiction’s ‘Winner of Winners’

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.Adichie's award-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun is a Sunday Times bestselling book that explores the intricate dynamics of love class and race amidst a violent civil war. The author's profound understanding of moral responsibility and ethnic allegiances is evident in her compelling narrative.For fans of Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart) Yaa Gyasi (Transcendent Kingdom) Toni Morrison (Mouth Full of Blood) Lola Shoneyin (Nostalgia is an Extreme Sport) and Zadie Smith (On Beauty).

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