Half of a Yellow Sun - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Half of a Yellow Sun - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction Best of the Best

'Heartbreaking, funny exquisitely written and, without a doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic' – Daily Mail

'A landmark novel.  Adichie brings to history a lucid intelligence and compassion, and a heartfelt plea for memory' – Guardian

'Vividly written, thrumming with life . . . a remarkable novel' – Joyce Carol Oates

A heartbreaking, exquisitely written masterpiece. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. In 1960s Nigeria, three lives intersect.

In 1960s Nigeria, three lives intersect.  Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy Englishman, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister.

As the horrific Nigerian Civil War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece is a novel about the end of colonialism, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

About the Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction. She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [who] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature".

 Her other books include: Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminists.

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