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From the Publisher
With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book
World as the "21st century daughter" of Chinua Achebe. Now, in
her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in
modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish
an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s.
With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves
together the lives of five characters caught up in the
extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is
houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to
school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of
revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo's beautiful mistress, Olanna, a
sociology teacher, is running away from her parents' world of
wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their
father's business; and Kainene's English lover, Richard, forms a
bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined
lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the
subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and
intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time
Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow
Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional
picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.
From the Hardcover edition.