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Half of a yellow sun

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, ©2006.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 9780007200283 0007200285
OCLC Number: 263636688
Awards: Winner of Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007.
Shortlisted for Orange Youth Panel Prize 2010.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2007.
Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007.
Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007.
Description: 433 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect.  Read more...

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