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Feb: Half of a Yellow Sun by C. N. Adichie

Hosted by the Consul of the Basel Books and Beyond Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 27 Feb 19:00 - 21:00

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Half of a Yellow Sun is the second novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (author of Americanah).

The novel takes place in Nigeria prior to and during the Nigerian Civil War ( Protected content ) andtells the story of Biafran War through the perspective of the characters including twin daughters of an influential businessman, a professor, a British citizen, and a houseboy. After Biafra's declaration of secession, the lives of the main characters drastically changed and were torn apart by the brutality of the civil war and decisions in their personal lives.

Come and join us in discussions around the book and topics covered in the book, as well as have some drink and/or casual dinner!