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Recommended read for March

In Miscellaneous on March 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Half of a Yellow Sun, by C. N. AdichieJoin the Virtual Book Group this month and read Half of a Yellow Sun by award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All you have to do is read the book and share your views as comments right here on the blog, as you make your way through this enticing story. Discussion online will start from Monday 21st March 2011. To get you started here is a little bit about the book:

Set in the civil war-blighted Nigeria of the 1960s when three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as houseboy to a university lecturer. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. The third is Richard, a shy Englishman besotted with Olanna’s enigmatic sister. When the shocking savagery of the war engulfs them, their loyalties are severely tested as they are pulled apart and thrown together in ways that none of them imagined…

To borrow a copy of the book, you can reserve for free by clicking on our online library catalgogue at: www.brent.gov.uk/libraries.

 

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  1. I was lucky enough to be given a free copy of this book on World Book Night and am enjoying the story so far. Every time I pick up the book i feel as if i am in Nigeria in the 1960s. What does anyone think about the Ugwu got his new job with “Sah”?

  2. I have nearly finished this book and think that it is amazing. I just want to read it all the time. It has been a real eye opener about the Biafran war, but it also tells a story of love, history and society. I think the characters in this book truly come to life and love some of the conversations between Ugwu and Odenigbo.

  3. This book has such a sad ending and my heart goes out to those who have suffered during wars and the aftermath of wars. The images of Biafra make you realise that although this is a story, just how real it is. I was surprised that having survived so much it is Kainene who disappears – very unexpected – I kept hoping that she would be found.

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