Half of a Yellow Sun Book
Score: 4
From 269 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373540

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Half of a Yellow Sun Excerpt :

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

Half of a Yellow Sun Book
Score: 4
From 270 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307485779

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Half of a Yellow Sun Excerpt :

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists—a haunting story of love and war • Recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.

Half of a Yellow Sun Book
Score: 4
From 266 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007279289

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Half of a Yellow Sun Excerpt :

THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION ‘WINNER OF WINNERS’ Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

Half of a Yellow Sun  Americanah  Purple Hibiscus  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun Americanah Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007588534

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Half of a Yellow Sun Americanah Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Three Book Collection Excerpt :

‘A delicious, important novel’ The Times ‘Alert, alive and gripping’ Independent ‘Some novels tell a great story and others make you change the way you look at the world. Americanah does both’ Guardian

Discovering Home Book

Discovering Home


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Jacana Media
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1919931554

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Discovering Home Excerpt :

This third edition of stories from the Caine Prize for African Writing includes works by writers from Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa, most of whom have never before been published.

Purple Hibiscus Book
Score: 4
From 81 Ratings

Purple Hibiscus


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808110

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Purple Hibiscus Excerpt :

Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father sends her and her brother away to stay with their aunt, a University professor, whose house is noisy and full of laughter. There, Kambili and her brother discover a life and love beyond the confines of their father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from their world and, in time, give rise to devotion and defiance that reveal themselves in profound and unexpected ways. This is a book about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred, between the old gods and the new.

Sade Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sade


  • Author : Anne Giwa-Amu
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: African fiction (English)
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021723882

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Things Fall Apart Book
Score: 3.5
From 220 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393964

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Things Fall Apart Excerpt :

Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Notes on Grief Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Notes on Grief


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781039001565

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Notes on Grief Excerpt :

From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah, a profound reckoning with loss, written in the wake of her father’s death. During the brutal summer of 2020, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beloved father, a celebrated professor at the University of Nigeria and an irreplaceable figure in a close-knit family, succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Notes on Grief is Adichie’s tribute to him, and a moving meditation on loss. Here Adichie offers a candid snapshot of the shock, loneliness, and disillusionment that followed the news of her father’s death. Her family, unable to be together except for on video calls, struggles to go through the rites of mourning amid a global crisis of unimaginable scale. As Adichie wrestles with his passing, she recalls with vivid, poignant detail who her father was: a remarkable survivor of the Biafran war, a man of kindness and charm, and a fierce supporter of his youngest daughter. Here is a uniquely personal, profound work of remembrance and hope by one of today’s luminaries—a book to bring us together in a time when we need it most.

A Brief History of Seven Killings Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,220 Ratings

A Brief History of Seven Killings


  • Author : Marlon James
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698170506

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A Brief History of Seven Killings Excerpt :

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A “thrilling, ambitious . . . intense” (Los Angeles Times) novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s, from the author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight.

Americanah Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Americanah


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Fourth Estate
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0008205221

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Americanah Excerpt :

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYâe(tm)S WOMENâe(tm)S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of âe~Half of a Yellow Sun,âe(tm) a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning âe~Americanahâe(tm) is a richly told story of love and expectation set in todayâe(tm)s globalized world.

In at the Deep End Book
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

In at the Deep End


  • Author : Kate Davies
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328629678

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In at the Deep End Excerpt :

"A fresh, funny, audacious debut novel about a Bridget Jones-like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love -- and, ahem, pleasure -- in all the wrong places (aka: from men)"--

Stay with Me Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Stay with Me


  • Author : Ayobami Adebayo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451494610

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Stay with Me Excerpt :

“Powerfully magnetic. . . . In the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. . . . A thoroughly contemporary—and deeply moving—portrait of a marriage.” —The New York Times Book Review Ilesa, Nigeria. Ever since they first met and fell in love at university, Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage—after consulting fertility doctors and healers, and trying strange teas and unlikely cures—Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time—until her in-laws arrive on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does—but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. The unforgettable story of a marriage as seen through the eyes of both husband and wife, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Southern Living, The Skimm A 2017 BEA Buzz Panel Selection A Belletrist Book-of-the-Month A Sarah Jessica Parker Book Club Selection Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and the 9mobile Prize for Literature Longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize

Madeleine Is Sleeping Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Madeleine Is Sleeping


  • Author : Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374602154

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Madeleine Is Sleeping Excerpt :

A National Book Award Finalist, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's enchanting and inventive first novel is a groundbreaking, contemporary classic When a girl falls into a mysterious, impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings and takes flight; a failed photographer stumbles into the role of pornographer; a beautiful young wife grows to resemble her husband's viol. Madeleine, the dreamer, travels in their midst, trying to make sense of her own metamorphosis. She leaves home, joins a gypsy circus, and falls into an unexpected triangle of desire and love. Embracing the earthy and the ethereal, the comical and the poignant, Madeleine Is Sleeping is part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, and above all, an adventure in the discovery of art, sexuality, community, and the self.

Half of a Yellow Sun Book
Score: 4
From 265 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 543
  • ISBN 10 : 1400095204

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Half of a Yellow Sun Excerpt :

Re-creates the 1960s struggle of Biafra to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, following the intertwined lives of the characters through a military coup, the Biafran secession, and the resulting civil war.