Nancy Pearl Book Club
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Friday • October 13 • 6:30pm
U District store
Join Nancy Pearl's book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!
Celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a pivotal moment in modern African history: Biafra's struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the late 1960s. Readers experience this tumultuous decade through the lives of five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a 13-year-old houseboy; Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's well-connected young mistress; Kainene, Olanna's willful twin sister; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is an evocative novel about the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria, where she attended medical school for two years at the University of Nigeria before coming to the United States. A 2003 O. Henry Prize winner, Adichie was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, and has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and the Iowa Review. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and longlisted for the Booker. She now divides her time between the U.S. and Nigeria.