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Half of a Yellow Sun

A former member
Post #: 31
Recently added to my list, any desire to read as group?
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.
Kathie
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Largo, FL
Post #: 16
I've read it, and it's a good discussion book. Lots of information about the history of that area and the ethnic cleansing that occurred there. A book that I've read recently that might be a little easier to read is Me Before You. Also a good discussion book, about euthanasia and quality of life, but a good story as well.
Lea
user 10571132
Land O Lakes, FL
Post #: 5
We will have a poll again soon for our next books. I can include these. Thanks for the suggestions.
A former member
Post #: 33
I'll add Me Before You also to my TBR list. Thanks Kathie.
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