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
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece. Now a major film starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, due for release in 2014. In 1960s Nigeria, Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon they are joined by Olanna, a young woman who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her charismatic lover. Into their world comes Richard, an English writer, who has fallen for Olanna's sharp-tongued sister Kainene. But when the shocking horror of civil war engulfs the nation, their loves and loyalties are severely tested, while their lives pull apart and collide once again in ways none of them could have imagined..
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
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
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Political fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Film tie-in
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Film tie-in edition.
Extent
433, 17 p.
Isbn
9780007506071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007506071
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
Note
Film tie-in
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Film tie-in edition.
Extent
433, 17 p.
Isbn
9780007506071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780007506071

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