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Half of a Yellow Sun (eBook)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun (eBook)

Half of a Yellow Sun (eBook)

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eBook (ePUB) Published: 19/01/2009

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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 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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007279289

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'Half Of A Yellow Sun' is genuinely one of the best books I've ever read. I read it after enjoying 'Purple Hibiscus', Adichie's first novel, but surprised myself by enjoying this book... More

Paperback edition
31st August 2011
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“Half of a Yellow Sun”

Never has a book caused such a physical reaction as this - the amount of times my hand went over my mouth or I tensed my shoulders or felt like crying was unbelievable (managed to control myself as much of it was... More

Paperback edition
23rd February 2008
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I only read this due to the fact it was given to me through World Book Day, but I am glad that I made the effort to finish it. The tale of the uprising that lead to Biafra is told in, at times, fairly grim dialogue as... More

Paperback edition
6th May 2011
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