This is the sweeping new novel from the author of "Purple Hibiscus", shortlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award. 'Vividly written, thrumming with life, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun" is a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel ...
This is the sweeping new novel from the author of "Purple Hibiscus", shortlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award. 'Vividly written, thrumming with life, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun" is a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such 20th-century classics as Cinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and V.S. Naipaul's "A Bend in the River".' - Joyce Carol Oates. This highly anticipated new novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel get swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And, the third is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's sister, a remote and enigmatic character. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race; and the ways in which love can complicate all of these things. Immensely powerful and with a sweeping pace, this novel will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First UK Edition. First Printing. True First printing of the first edition with number '1' to the copyright page to indicate a first printing. Slipcased Limited Edition one of only 250 copies this being #199. Signed by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to the title page. A collectors Copy.
FINE IN FINE DUST JACKET. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS FINE AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First north american edition. Crisp and clean, Edges are fine. No tears or creases. No remainder mark. No stains, writing or reminder mark. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is in pristine condition.
Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author Very near fine book, spine ends slightly creased, the creasing at the foot of the spine being more pronounced. The dust jacket is very near fine with similar slight creasing to spine ends. First edition, First printing. SIGNED by the author on the title page.
Near Fine in Near Fine, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First North American Edition stated on verso of title page; signed by Chimamanda Adichie on the title page with no inscription; a solid, clean, unread copy in collectible condition.
Fine; Collectible. SIGNED by author, no inscription, on title page. First North American edition, stated. Knopf, 2006. Unmarked, neat and clean, no page creases, strong binding. Lower closed page edge shows faint soiling. Lower front corner lightly bumped (not scuffed). Jacket, in mylar, in Like New condition, not price clipped. Fast shipping.
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