2016/05/14

BOOK REVIEW:
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 433
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
In this book, we follow a thirteen year old houseboy, an eccentric professor, the beautiful daughter of a chief and an Englishman in Nigeria, all through the Biafran war in the 1960's.


Review:
As you may know, Americanah is one of my all time favorite books and Adichie is one of my favorite persons, so I was really excited to read this book.

Right off, I am reminded why I love her writing so much. There's something to it that instantly brings to mind images and characters and it's all so effortless, as well as beautiful. She's one of those authors that can create characters you really get to know, without it taking up too much of the book.

I did enjoy the first part of this book more than the second, as it felt a little bit slower and is much more political in some ways. I thought it was fascinating to learn a little about a war I knew nothing about though, and how the characters got through it.

This book is so rich in culture, which I love reading about. It creates diverse and interesting characters that you can't help but love, one way or the other. I would highly recommend it.

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