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Half of a Yellow Sun

Lu par : Zainab Jah
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4,8 out of 5 stars (16 notations)

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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.

©2016 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Commentaires

"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." (Chinua Achebe)
"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)
"[Deserves] a place alongside such works as Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy and Helen Dunmore's depiction of the Leningrad blockade, The Siege." ( The Guardian)
"Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic." ( Daily Mail)
"Stunning. This novel is an immense achievement." ( The Observer)

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  • Alfie
  • 19/11/2018

Very well narrated

Good book and very well narrated, I really enjoyed the writing, but these characters were hard to love sometimes

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  • Gustavo
  • 05/05/2020

The Best book by Chimamanda that I've read.

Surprising insiders view about this important historical event! Making the world hear what it must

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/12/2019

best literary experience of my life.

This book was out of this world amazing. upon finishing I was in disbelief that it ended and I whispered to myself "that was intense." I don't think I'll ever read anything that's better than this.

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  • Foxpearl
  • 23/01/2019

Devastating and gorgeous

I felt that some of the characters were so real, so relatable, that I cried when the book ended and wanted to immediately reread it. I also felt the shame and guilt of being from the West and knowing nothing about this period of history or much of anything about post-colonial Africa.

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  • Kainene
  • 07/08/2018

Zainab Jha ....my hero

I tried to watch the movie but zainab’s voice and role play really suited me better!,, And obviously no one could ever be so successful turning a beautiful book into a movie. For example my imagination of Olanna was so strikingly different than the olana in the movie.. Chimamanda is really one of my favorite authors right now. And I really hope zainab jha reads more books on audible I’m in love with her Nigerian accent. Please oh.

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  • Dreamer
  • 31/01/2018

what a beautiful sad enthralling tale!

what a beautiful sad enthralling tale! I loved this book. it took me a long time to finally buy it- I'd had I was good, but I'm scared of sad stories. Now I'm glad I finally got around to read it. Excellent story telling Ms Adichie!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/10/2020

Exceptional, heartfelt and authentic

Chimamanda's writing paired with Zainab Jah's performance created a perfect listening experience. Highly recommended. Exceptional.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03/05/2020

civil war

interesting! looking at the war through an eyes of an insider. they are facts that have not been said... educative and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/02/2020

A true page turner

As a fellow African who lived through 1 coup on Ghana the similarities are glaring. The tragedy though is throughout Africa tribal sentiments are still rife. Who knows when we will ever unite!

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  • Laura Silverman
  • 22/08/2018

Beautiful story, wonderfully told!

I was very engrossed by this book. I loved how the story shifted between the viewpoint and narrative of three of the main characters and the voice, intonation, accents and entire performance of the narrator was on point.

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  • Alice
  • 05/12/2017

most memorable

this was well narrated and with detailed description that it I couldn't stop listening to it

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  • Johanna
  • 24/05/2019

Great story, great speaker.

If it was possible, I'd give Zainab Jah 10 stars. She is a brilliant speaker that made all the characters and the country become alive before my inner eyes. The story gives the listener great inside on a - from a European standpoint- rarely treated part of history. It is touching but it doesn't leave you devastated with human tragedy, pain or cruelty. It is very well told.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 08/07/2018

Can’t let go

One of the most beautiful stories I have ever read / heard. History blends with fiction and creates a very emotional journey through an Africa troubled by war, hate, love and hope. I couldn’t stop listening to this book.

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  • kam
  • 07/10/2020

Amazing

I was completely taken away in this story. For some moments I thought I was Biafran. This audio version is so well made, I loved the voice. The beautiful accents. This is the best I've listened/read from Ngozie yet.

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  • Shammy
  • 15/07/2020

An excellent book

I have been wondering all along why my Biafran husband is so passionate about Biafra. This book takes you along to understand Biafra. This book is well written and in some chapters I found myself crying. The author wrote a great piece of art

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  • Anna
  • 12/07/2020

packende, emotionale Geschichte

Teilweise war es so mitnehmend und eindrucksvoll geschildert, so menschlich und real, das ich pausieren musste. Absolut empfehlenswert.

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  • Sarah Kohlrausch
  • 24/06/2020

Wonderfully read! Such an emotional book.

Absolutely recommend! Besides the wonderful voice reading it,it is a history lesson on a very personal level! The end moved me to tears!!🧡💚💛

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 17/04/2020

Tolles Buch und bewegende Geschichte!

Es hat mir wirklich gut gefallen und ich habe mit allen Figuren mtgefiebert. Absolut empfehlenswert!

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  • Middelrath
  • 24/02/2020

Biafra

As a child I often heard about the starving children of Biafra, but only now I fully understand what it meant to be sacrificed to the oil interests of the west.

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  • Raquel
  • 07/12/2019

großartiges Buch, tolle Leserin

Es ist ein wirklich großartiges Buch, das sensibel und intelligent das Große mit dem Kleinen verbindet. Wunderbare Wahl der Leserin.