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Half of a Yellow Sun

Sprecher: Zainab Jah
Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 9 Min.
5 out of 5 stars (54 Bewertungen)
Regulärer Preis: 22,95 €
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Winner of the Baileys Prize Best of the Best

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece.

Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

©2016 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Kritikerstimmen

"Vividly written, thrumming with life...a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such twentieth-century classics as Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and V. S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River." (Joyce Carol Oates)
"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." (Chinua Achebe)
"[Deserves] a place alongside such works as Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy and Helen Dunmore's depiction of the Leningrad blockade, The Siege." ( The Guardian)
"Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic." ( Daily Mail)
"Stunning. This novel is an immense achievement." ( The Observer)

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this was well narrated and with detailed description that it I couldn't stop listening to it

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One of the most beautiful stories I have ever read / heard. History blends with fiction and creates a very emotional journey through an Africa troubled by war, hate, love and hope. I couldn’t stop listening to this book.

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Great story, great speaker.

If it was possible, I'd give Zainab Jah 10 stars. She is a brilliant speaker that made all the characters and the country become alive before my inner eyes.

The story gives the listener great inside on a - from a European standpoint- rarely treated part of history. It is touching but it doesn't leave you devastated with human tragedy, pain or cruelty. It is very well told.