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The Resource Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/

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Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Language
eng
Summary
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war
Summary
Re-creates the 1960s struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, following the intertwined lives of the characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war
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1977-
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.92
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Narrated by Zainab Jah
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  • Civil war
  • Political corruption
  • Postcolonialism
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Thirteen-year-old boys
  • Twin sisters
  • Families
  • Murder
  • Genocide
  • Teenagers and war
  • Sexuality
  • British in Nigeria
  • Peasantry
  • Rich families
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Nigeria
  • Biafra (1967-1970)
Target audience
adult
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Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/
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9781524781712
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Half of a Yellow Sun [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
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digital storage
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unknown
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THREE_M:pn8sfg9
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electronic
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9781524781712
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