Just finished reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A superb novel. This won the 2007 Orange prize for fiction. It’s the second book I’ve read that holds this titled (the other being Small Island)
Half of a Yellow sun is set in Nigeria in the 1960’s. A volatile period of African history. As well as enjoying this gripping story of civil war, of love, of strength of character, magnificently told, I feel enriched with what felt at times like first hand knowledge of Biafra and Nigeria in the late 60’s, it’s people, it’s culture and it’s land.
Anyone who likes reading about a new place, anyone who likes gripping character driven Novels, I’d suggest this as a read.