Filled with characters that you truly care about, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel is set in the 1960’s before and during the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. The author paints for us a vivid picture of real life in Nigeria during this tragic time by putting us into the everyday lives of a select group of relatable characters. We follow such diverse people as a college professor, a wealthy businesswoman, a writer, and a houseboy, and we see how one by one they get pulled into the inevitable effects of war. Informative, but above all, deeply moving, Half of a Yellow Sun will stay with you for a long time.
This title is recommended for adults.