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    Half Of A Yellow Sun

    By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    The sweeping new novel from the author of 'Purple Hibiscus', short listed for the Orange prize and winner of the Commonwealth writer's award.

    'Half of a Yellow Sun' is set in Nigeria in the 1960s at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died, and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel get swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the other is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's sister, a remote and enigmatic character.

    As these people's lives intersect,t hey have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic and tribal allegiances, about class and race; and the way in which love can complicate all of these things.

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