few novels have challenged my worldview like chimamanda adichie’s half of a yellow sun. set in nigeria during the biafra war, the complex characters struggle through idealism, sacrifice, love and conflict. i found myself holding my breath when turning pages because each moment was as unpredictable as the next. i’m often guilty of romanticizing people’s movements, but after reading this novel my simplistic rhetoric was pummeled to a pulp.
half of a yellow sun has been adapted into a movie, directed by nigerian novelist and playwright biyi bandele, with some of my favorite actors: thandie newton, anika noni rose and chiwetal ejiofor.
i. can’t. wait.