RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 263636688 LA English T1 Half of a yellow sun A1 Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi,, PB Harper Perennial PP London YR 2006 SN 9780007200283 0007200285 AB 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.