The lives of three characters are woven together in the turbulence of the Biafran revolt in Nigeria in the 1960s. Ugwu is a young houseboy of a university lecturer who is full of revolutionary intent. Olanna is the lecturer’s beautiful mistress who has renounced a privileged life in Lagos to be with her lover. Richard, a shy English boy, is in love with Olanna’s feisty twin sister. All three are thrown together as they run for their lives from the advancing Nigerian troops. They have to deal with the chaos that the end of colonialism brings; the strength or otherwise of their relationships in times of hardship and the powerful disruption that love can cause.
A hugely thrilling story set in unsettling times by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Half of a Yellow Sun is published by Fourth Estate and is available on Amazon.