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Half of a Yellow Sun is a novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published in 2006. The book tells the story of the Biafran War through the viewpoint of the characters Olanna, Ugwu, and Richard. Adichie interlaces together the lives of three characters swept up in the instability of the era.
A Woman Alone is a collection of autobiographical writings, sketches, and essays that covers the entire span of Bessie Head's creative life, up to her death in 1986 at the age of 49. Born the child of a wealthy South African white woman and a black servant who tended to the woman's family's race horses, Head's birth is apparently considered a scandal. Up to her death in 1986 at the age of 49.
Searing and profound, suffused with magnificence, distress, and yearning, these stories map, with Adichie's unique enthusiastic insight, the crash of two societies and the profoundly human battle to accommodate them.
The Thing Around Your Neck is a resonating affirmation of the enormous scholarly powers of one of our most fundamental essayists.
From the award winning creator of We Should All Be Feminists - the story is about the narrative of two Nigerians advancing in the U.S. also, the UK, bringing up widespread issues of race, having a place, the abroad experience for the African diaspora, and the quest for identity and a home.
Ifemelu and Obinze are youthful and in love when they left military-administered Nigeria for the West. Delightful, confident Ifemelu sets out toward America, where regardless of her scholarly achievement, she is compelled to wrestle with being dark for the first time.
Calm, smart Obinze had would have liked to join her, however with post-9/11 America closed to him, he rather dives into a risky, undocumented life in London.
After fifteen years, they rejoin in a recently democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion for one another and for their country.