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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel is set in Nigeria in the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel get swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the other is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's sister, a remote and enigmatic character. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic and tribal allegiances, about class and race; and the ways in which love can complicate all of these things
Awards note
  • Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction winner 2007.
  • Orange prize for fiction, 2007.
Cataloging source
UKM
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Label
Half of a yellow sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2006
  • Includes P.S. Ideas, interviews, features..
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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
127580
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Dimensions
20 cm
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Extent
433 pages
Isbn
9780007506071
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Kōtui multi-version record.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction 2007 - Winner
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP127580
  • (OCoLC)78988623
  • 127580

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