Half of A Yellow Sun


I welcome 2009 by reading this great novel. Written by a Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This thick novel (761 pages, published by Hikmah (PT Mizan Publika)) fascinates me a lot. I couldn’t stop reading it. I enjoyed every page. I could cry and laugh at the same time. A highly recommended book.

It’s an epic. Telling about a war between Nigeria and Biafra in 1967. This is a complete story. You can find tragedy, romance, comedy and all packed in a beautiful way. Based on a true background, the story tells about Ollana and her twin sister, Kainene. It tells about their life before, during and after the war. How war could destroy everything. Tragedy and misfortune come side by side and destroy them, including their relationship with their parents, their husbands, and their friends.

The story seems so real. Even after finishing this book for quite sometime, I still could not stop my mind to think about this fabulous book.

2 comments:

echy February 13, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

yay....you read it !!

najlazea February 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

echy, yup, after reading your review, can't stand it to go to bookstore and read it directly. It's fabulous.