Half of a Yellow Sun (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
448
Utgivningsdatum
2007-01-01
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Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best 2015; Winner of Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007; Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2007; Short-listed for Orange Youth P
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Dimensioner
197 x 129 x 26 mm
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280 g
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1
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,
ISBN
9780007200283
Half of a Yellow Sun (häftad)

Half of a Yellow Sun

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WINNER OF THE BAILEYS PRIZE BEST OF THE BEST Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.
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  1. Adichie opened a new wold of literature to me. 'Half...
    Louise Åkergren, 12 maj 2013

    Adichie opened a new wold of literature to me. 'Half of a Yellow Sun' is a story that examines in detail a turbulent time in postcolonial Nigeria, and yet Adichie finds a way of transcending history, showing with prodigious skill the human experience in its full, tragic, and formidable nature. Studying it for my exams has been a pleasure, and a journey, and a richness, and I am forever grateful to Ms. Adichie for the experience her novel gave me, and the curiosity it stirred.

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'Vividly written, thrumming with life...a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such twentieth-century classics as Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and V. S. Naipaul's "A Bend in the River".' Joyce Carol Oates 'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.' Chinua Achebe 'I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate - and we, her readers, are even luckier.' Edmund White 'Absolutely awesome. One of the best books I've ever read.' Judy Finnigan '[Deserves] a place alongside such works as Pat Barker's "Regeneration" trilogy and Helen Dunmore's depiction of the Leningrad blockade, "The Siege".' Guardian

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel `Purple Hibiscus' was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel `Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, `The Thing Around Your Neck', was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur `genius' grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker's list of the best 20 writers under 40. Her third novel, `Americanah', was published to widespread critical acclaim in 2013. She lives in Nigeria.