Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow SunHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2006)


The lives of five characters are transformed during Biafra’s struggle for independence from Nigeria during the 1960s.


While it was interesting to read about something I knew little about, I felt like I had to power through this book. I liked the beginning, but it fell flat. I wasn’t engaged and it seemed… shallow. Maybe it would have been a better book if it had been condensed.

You might like this book if you are interested in…

  • Nigeria & The Biafran War
  • Multiple POVs
  • The Igbo people
  • The word “ignoramus”
  • Kwashiorkor