Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‎
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‎

Half of a Yellow Sun

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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.
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The story of a war that clings to heart and thrightens

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course, but my point is that the only authentic identity for the African is the tribe,” Master said. “I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the white man constructed black to be as different as possible from his white. But I was Igbo before the white man came.”
When Master paced the corridor talking in a loud voice, he made sure that there was hot water ready for tea.
It came with never having had much, she knew, the inability to let go of things, even things that were useless
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