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Half of a Yellow Sun

Sprecher: Zainab Jah
Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 9 Min.
4,7 out of 5 stars (160 Bewertungen)

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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

"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." (Chinua Achebe)
"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)
"[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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most memorable

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

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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.

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Can’t let go

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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Amazing

I was completely taken away in this story. For some moments I thought I was Biafran. This audio version is so well made, I loved the voice. The beautiful accents. This is the best I've listened/read from Ngozie yet.

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An excellent book

I have been wondering all along why my Biafran husband is so passionate about Biafra. This book takes you along to understand Biafra. This book is well written and in some chapters I found myself crying. The author wrote a great piece of art

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packende, emotionale Geschichte

Teilweise war es so mitnehmend und eindrucksvoll geschildert, so menschlich und real, das ich pausieren musste. Absolut empfehlenswert.

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Wonderfully read! Such an emotional book.

Absolutely recommend! Besides the wonderful voice reading it,it is a history lesson on a very personal level! The end moved me to tears!!🧡💚💛

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Tolles Buch und bewegende Geschichte!

Es hat mir wirklich gut gefallen und ich habe mit allen Figuren mtgefiebert. Absolut empfehlenswert!

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Biafra

As a child I often heard about the starving children of Biafra, but only now I fully understand what it meant to be sacrificed to the oil interests of the west.

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großartiges Buch, tolle Leserin

Es ist ein wirklich großartiges Buch, das sensibel und intelligent das Große mit dem Kleinen verbindet. Wunderbare Wahl der Leserin.