Half Of A Yellow Sun [Film Tie-in Edition]

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On Sale: 24/03/2014



About the Book


Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

This novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. It has now been turned into a major film starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, due for release in 2014.

Set in Nigeria during the 1960s, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun' is an unforgettable read and a true modern classic. Its three central characters are swept up in the violence of the turbulent years of civil war. Ugwu is one of them, a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. Another is a middle-class woman, Olanna, who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her new lover, the revolutionary professor. And the third is Richard, a white man and a writer, who falls in love with Olanna's remote and enigmatic twin sister.

As their lives intersect, all three are forced to question their responses to the unfolding political events. ‘Half of a Yellow Sun' is the story of a terrible war, but also an extraordinary story about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race – and about how love can move in to complicate all of these things.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007506071
  • ISBN 10: 0007506074
  • Imprint: 4th Estate - GB
  • On Sale: 24/03/2014
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker and Granta. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus; Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize; Americanah, which won the NBCC Award and was a New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essay We Should All Be Feminists. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

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