Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fiction historical reflective slow-paced

433 pages | first published 2006

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A masterly, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe,” Half of a Yellow Sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to e...
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Moods

emotional 83%
sad 69%
informative 53%
reflective 53%
dark 48%
challenging 46%
tense 37%
inspiring 15%
hopeful 12%
adventurous 11%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 31%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 23% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 19% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.34