TOC 2 | Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beloved by readers around the world “Half of a Yellow Sun” was awarded with the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and is the “Winner of the Winner’s” of the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020. Available on June 2021.
"Half of a Yellow Sun" by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes place in the shadows of the Biafran War. While Odenigbo, a professor of mathematics and in his heart a revolutionary, fights against the injustices of colonial rule, his houseboy Ugwu takes his first tentative steps into life beyond family and village community. Olanna is growing up in a rich Igbo family, but despite her stunning beauty, she is not very self-confident. She gives up her privileged life for her love to Odenigbo. Olanna’s twin sister Kainene is not beautiful, but sharp-tongued, idiosyncratic, and a successful businesswoman. Her attraction to the awkward British writer Richard remains one of her many secrets, in contrast to Richard's frank fascination and unconditional love for Kainene and later for Biafra.
About the Author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is one of the most acclaimed authors of her generation. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages and has won numerous prizes, among them: the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (2005), the Orange Prize (2007), the National Book Critics Circle Award (2013), and the PEN Pinter Prize (2018). 2009 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave her first TED Talk “The Danger of A Single Story” which is one of the most-viewed TED Talks of all time. Her 2012 talk “We Should All Be Feminists” has started a worldwide conversation about feminism. In 2020 her novel “Half of a Yellow Sun” received the Women's Prize for Fiction "Winner of the Winner's" (25 years). Adichie is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the UN Foundation Global Leadership Award, the Africa Freedom Prize. She divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
About the Production and Materials
Letterpress printing on a 1954 Heidelberg Cylinder
Paper: 90g Schleipen Werkdruck
Endpapers: Peyer Surbalin Linea
Cover linen: Schabert Brillianta