Half of a Yellow Sun Paperback – 9 Mar 2017
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'Vividly written, thrumming with life…a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such twentieth-century classics as Chinua Achebe's “Things Fall Apart” and V. S. Naipaul's “A Bend in the River”.' Joyce Carol Oates
'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.’ Chinua Achebe
'I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate – and we, her readers, are even luckier.' Edmund White
'Absolutely awesome. One of the best books I've ever read.' Judy Finnigan
'[Deserves] a place alongside such works as Pat Barker's “Regeneration” trilogy and Helen Dunmore's depiction of the Leningrad blockade, “The Siege”.' Guardian
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel ‘Purple Hibiscus’ was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker’s list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, ‘Americanah’, was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. She lives in Nigeria.
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A wonderful book, 4.5 because I did not find the Englishman, Richard Churchill, as convincing as the others. He seemed to be there just to diversify the characterisation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a copy of this book as it has been praised very highly so I thought I would enjoy it. It was interesting given the historical context but would've liked to have learnt... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lullings
Great characters, a moving story - wonderfully told. Highly recommendedPublished 28 days ago by Anthony Sao
Half a Yellow Sun tells the story of Biafra, a State that existed for three years in the sixties during a civil war in Nigeria. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Helen
An excellently written book, superbly steeped in African childhood and so compelling- it must have happened.Published 1 month ago by Gentian Alvira
Completely gripping right from the start with some of the most human, realistic, 3D characters I've ever read about. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charlotte Edwards
I did not know much about Biafra or Nigeria but this book made me feel that I have been there in the war. The characters seemed very real.Published 2 months ago by Linda P. B.