5.22.2017

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow SunHalf of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I listened to the audiobook and give 4 stars for the writing and story, and the extra star for Robin Miles' narration. This is probably the best narrator I've heard. She does Robin Miles does a different tone of voice and accent for each major character, so you can easily distinguish who's speaking. It was fantastic to listen to. I see that Ms. Miles has also narrated Hidden Figures, so I will listen to that at some point.

The story is historical fiction about the main characters' experiences during the Nigerian-Biafran war, a subject I knew nothing about. It's always painful to read about how people suffer during war, but this really helps you understand life living as refugees and really tugged at my heart considering all that's going on in the world now.

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Update:  I just came across this interview of a man who describes when the war came to his village.  So much of this is described in the book.  Wow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-25737837/the-day-the-biafran-war-came-to-my-village

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I'll add to my reading list.