Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, 2006

This searing novel explores the cost and ramifications of war as Biafra struggles to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria in the late 1960’s.  Half of a Yellow Sun is an evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.  Adichie has written an epic  with unforgettable characters about the brutality of war and its harrowing effects on those who survive.

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