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En halv gul sol por Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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En halv gul sol (original 2006; edição 2008)

por Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Joakim Sundström

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The sweeping new novel from the author of Purple Hibiscus.This sweeping new novel from the author of Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria in 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 other 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 and tribal allegiances, about class and race; and the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004.… (mais)
Membro:EvaCosi
Título:En halv gul sol
Autores:Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Outros autores:Joakim Sundström
Informação:Stockholm : Bonnier, 2008
Colecções:Romaner/Novels
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Half of a Yellow Sun por Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2006)

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Not usually my sort of thing but very good.

I found some of the characters difficult to connect to but enjoyed the subject matter very much. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
This was the story of the birth and short-lived country of Biafra told through the lives of five main characters. The title was derived from the emblem of a half-sun on the country of Biafra's flag. This novel had a bit of a slow start, but for the most part was an evocative read. The last part was a bit shocking and disappointing--not the book--the real history. 433 pages .This won the Orange Prize in 2007; now called The Women's Prize for Fiction. ( )
  Tess_W | Sep 5, 2021 |
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  wordloversf | Aug 14, 2021 |
I don’t have adequate words to describe my love for this book. I took a while to finish cause I didn’t want the story to end. The book had so my characters they were all vivid, I felt that if I could be transported to Nigeria/Biafra during that time I would see Ugwu and Baby clinging to him. It was a magical book. I can’t wait to read more of Adichie’s book. ( )
  Islandmum84 | Jul 28, 2021 |
Fundamentally, this novel is a classic historical narrative of political conflict, with all of the emotions that underlie the human condition, ranging from war to love and hate to betrayal, oppression and transcendence. The background is the civil war, which occurred in Nigeria in the late 1960s, recalling the Igbos' vibrant engagement with Nigeria and the subsequent horrific violence that followed: the military intervention in tribal/racial politics, which lead to ethnic cleansing, the massacre of tens of thousands of Igbos, and mass starvation. For anyone who lived through that period, the heart-wrenching photos of Biafrans and their distended bellies will be remembered for life. "Half of a Yellow Sun" refers to the emblem on the national flag of Biafra.

Using this horrific conflict as a canvas, the unabashedly Ibgoan Adichie has written a compelling story around six central characters: 13-year old houseboy Ugwu, Ugwu's Master Professor Odenigbo, Odenigbo's beautiful and privileged mistress Olanna, Olanna's plain, business-minded twin sister Kainene, and lastly, Kainene's paramour, the foreign (English) writer Richard. Each of her characters are iconic, representative, and seen in every day life in Nigeria: ambitious, intelligent houseboys, with feelings of ownership over their charges, various intellectuals, twin sisters, whose relationships with each other and their parents are put at risk during the civil war, the general populace's overarching fear of conscription, the ordinary people who became military or administrative leaders, and even the foreigners, who felt connected to the fate of the Biafrans. Perhaps the most important concept in Adichie's novel is belonging. It is explored via many characters: Ugwu, Olanna, Richard and the Igbo people generally. A popular and timely theme today, as who belongs and who does not, is central in the immigration battles occurring throughout the world. Glad to have read this. 4.5 stars.


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  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
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While there are disturbing scenes, the writing is superb, and Adichie puts a human face on war-torn Africa. The characters are authentic, the story is compelling. It is a worthwhile read, which will linger in your thoughts long after you turn the last page.
 

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Adichie, Chimamanda Ngoziautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Andoh, AdjoaReaderautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Miles, RobinNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Sundström, JoakimTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Today I see it still--

Dry, wire-thin in sun and dust of the dry months--

Headstone on tiny debris of passionate courage.--

Chinua Achebe,

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My grandfathers, whom I never knew,
Nwoye David Adichie and Aro-Nweke Felix Odigwe,
did not survive the war.
My grandmothers, Nwabuodu Regina Odigwe and Nwamgbafor Agnes Adiche, remarkable women
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'I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the white man constructed black to be as different as possible from his white. But I was Igbo before the white man came.'
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The sweeping new novel from the author of Purple Hibiscus.This sweeping new novel from the author of Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria in 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 other 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 and tribal allegiances, about class and race; and the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004.

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