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Cover of: Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
About the Book

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.

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Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to himself in his office, did not always return greetings, and had too much hair.
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16 editions First published in 2006

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Publish date unknown, FOURTH ESTATE
Half of a Yellow Sun
in English
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2008 August, Hikmah
Half of a Yellow Sun
Paperback in Indonesian
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2009 January, 4th Estate
Half of a Yellow Sun
eBook in English - eBook Edition
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2007 September, Anchor Books / Random House
Half of a Yellow Sun
Paperback in English - First Anchor Books Edition
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2006, Anchor Books
Half of a Yellow Sun
Ebook in English
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2006, Fourth Estate Ltd
Half of a Yellow Sun
in English
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September 12, 2006, Knopf Canada
Half of a Yellow Sun
Hardcover in English
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2006, Alfred A. Knopf
Half of a Yellow Sun
Hardcover in English - First North American Edition
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2006, Fourth Estate Ltd
Half of a Yellow Sun
Hardcover in English
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2007, Harper Perennial
Half of a Yellow Sun
Paperback in English - PS Edition
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2007, Vintage Canada
Half of a Yellow Sun
Paperback in English - Vintage Canada Edition
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2007, Luchterhand
Die Hälfte der Sonne
Hardcover with bookjacket in German
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2008, Anchor
Half of a Yellow Sun
eBook in English
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2014, Gyldendal
En halv gul sol
Ebook in Danish
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2017, De Bezige Bij
Een halve gele zon
Ebook in Dutch
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2017, De Bezige Bij
Een halve gele zon
Paperback in Dutch

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