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Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label
Half of a yellow sun
Title
Half of a yellow sun
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With astonishing empathy and the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of the decade. Thirteen-year-old Ugwu is employed as a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal. Olanna is the professor’s beautiful mistress, who has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos for a dusty university town and the charisma of her new lover. And Richard is a shy young Englishman in thrall to Olanna’s twin sister, an enigmatic figure who refuses to belong to anyone. As Nigerian troops advance and the three must run for their lives, their ideals are severely tested, as are their loyalties to one another
Summary
Re-creates the 1960s struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, following the intertwined lives of the characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147212
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A34354
LC item number
H35 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Political
Target audience
adult
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."-- T.P verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2569310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American edition.
Extent
435 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400044160
Lccn
20069025746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."-- T.P verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2569310
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American edition.
Extent
435 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400044160
Lccn
20069025746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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