[GIFT IDEAS] Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

5 years ago
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.