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The Resource Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigboʹs beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parentsʹ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their fatherʹs business; and Kaineneʹs English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. -- Publisher description
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
Awards note
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 2007.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2007.
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
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Historical fiction
  • Political fiction
  • Civil War (Nigeria : 1967-1970)
  • Historical fiction
  • Political fiction
  • Politics and government
  • Nigeria
  • Biafrakonflikt
  • Biafrakonflikt
Target audience
adult
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm62878418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781400095209
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005057784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62878418
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
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
ocm62878418
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st North American ed.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781400095209
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005057784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62878418

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