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Half of a Yellow Sun

What is the biggest political issue in Half of a Yellow Sun?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addresses a number of political and social issues in her expansive sophomore novel Half of a Yellow Sun. Chief among them is her examination of the various facets of the...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016 3:24 pm UTC

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How is the theme of education depicted in Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?

In Half of a Yellow Sun, education is depicted as the central necessity to bettering one’s life. Thus, the theme is best understood through Ugwu’s interaction with it, since he is from a world...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 10:10 pm UTC

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What is the meaning in the novel Half of a Yellow Sun?

Half of a Yellow Sun centers largely around the Nigerian Civil War and the problems that created it. Adichie, who grew up in the immediate aftermath of the war, crafts a unique story from three...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 11:51 pm UTC

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Why is Half of a Yellow Sun divided into four parts and the titles are the same in the first and third, and in the...

The reason for this division and for the different titles is that the narrative of the book does not follow a chronological order but moves backwards and forwards in time. Thus, it moves from the...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2012 8:59 pm UTC

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What is the role of Richard and how important is he to the development of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow...

Richard's point of view is one of the three used to tell the story of the novel. Although the story is narrated in the third person, the narrator alternatively identify the point of view with that...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2011 8:26 pm UTC

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What are Odenigbo's main characteristics in Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie?

In the novel Half of a Yellow Sun, one of the main characters is Odenigbo, a mathematics professor at the University of Nskukka in Nigeria. Odenigbo is highly intelligent, forceful, and passionate...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016 10:40 pm UTC

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Can someone please give me a detailed summary of each chapter in this novel, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi...

Half of a Yellow Sun is Chimanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about the struggles during the Biafran war of the 1960s in Nigeria. It is a fictional account but with many truths and historical facts...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2014 8:14 am UTC

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Adichie concludes her author's note with: "May we always remember." In what ways has the novel succeeded in that wish?

Adichie ends her author’s note to Half of a Yellow Sun with the phrase “May We Always Remember” because of the novel’s ability to testify to the horrific events of the Biafran War, the result of...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2015 2:47 am UTC

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