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Half of a Yellow Sun

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s.

With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo's beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents' world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father's business; and Kainene's English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place.
Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun (Fourth Estate 25th Anniv Edtn)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-730880-9 / 978-0-00-730880-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4352-8947-1 / 978-1-4352-8947-5 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-676-97812-6 / 978-0-676-97812-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4000-4416-2 / 978-1-4000-4416-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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August 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-720027-7 / 978-0-00-720027-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun Large Print
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-84632-716-4 / 978-1-84632-716-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-820524-8 / 978-0-00-820524-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-750607-4 / 978-0-00-750607-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-727237-5 / 978-0-00-727237-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4000-9520-4 / 978-1-4000-9520-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-676-97813-4 / 978-0-676-97813-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-720028-5 / 978-0-00-778995-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-722534-2 / 978-0-00-722534-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-5012-5933-4 / 978-1-5012-5933-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4361-7209-8 / 978-1-4361-7209-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, narrated by Adjoa Andoh
ISBN: 1-4074-2174-3 / 978-1-4074-2174-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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May 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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April 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 0-00-725935-2 / 978-0-00-725935-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 1-4361-7208-X / 978-1-4361-7208-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Half of a Yellow Sun
Author(s): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Anchor
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