by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
a book of our AMERICAN SHELF
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book is 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.
The novel, settled in Nigeria in the 1960s, exposes the atrocities of the Biafran War and its traumatic effects on different social classes.
Half of a Yellow Sun, first published in 2006, was awarded the Orange Prize (now known as the Woman's Prize for Fiction) for its literary exploration of the Nigerian Civil War.
Published by Harper Collins Publishers 2017, 433 pages