Half of a Yellow Sun Background

Half of a Yellow Sun Background

Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) is one of the seminal works of literature written by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It chronicles around the Biafran War and is set in the 1960s, and thus delves into a politically charged climate.

The text falls under the category of historical fiction and is an extensive critique of war. It also addresses the realm and role of politics in Africa. The most interesting part about this text is how it challenges the interventionist policies of the west in the politics of the east. The story is told from the voice of Olanna, Ugwu, and Richard; Adichie in this manner explores a diverse set of facets of African life.

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