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

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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 Nigerian Civil War that spanned from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. During this time, a section of Nigeria attempted to secede and the citizens of this area formed the short-lived country of Biafra. Half of a Yellow Sun follows the interconnected lives of a number of characters as the...

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