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The Resource Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun

Label
Half of a Yellow Sun
Title
Half of a Yellow Sun
Statement of responsibility
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A haunting story of love and war from "one of the world's great contemporary writers" (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war
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
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147212
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Half of a Yellow Sun
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e361c3cf-f625-45da-9efb-f4db4ee4c324
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307485779
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Half of a Yellow Sun
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e361c3cf-f625-45da-9efb-f4db4ee4c324
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307485779
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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