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By Simphiwe Rens

Book Review: Half of a Yellow Sun

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Through the eyes of a young servant, Ugwu, and a set of affluent and highly networked twin sisters – Olanna and Kainene – Chimamanda, in this book, takes us on an intricate journey of intertwined relationships in a time of war within 1960s Nigeria. The piece exquisitely explores issues of love and interconnectedness often through a lens complexly tinted with shades of politics, socio-ethnical and socio-economic realities.