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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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    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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    most memorable

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

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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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    Großartig!

    Ein vielschichtiger Einblick in die nigerianische Geschichte, wunderbar vielstimmig gelesen. Man wird hineingesogen in diese hoffnungsvolle Zeit und erlebt Entstehung und Fall Biafras multiperspektivisch mit.

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    deep dive into African history

    I came across the term " looking like a Biafran child" as a child myself a lot, here in Austria, so far away from Nigeria, but never thought about the reference. After reading/listening to Ngozis book I fell in love with these incredibly interesting and identify-able women, who struggle for their self-determination, their political/ideological values, their nation as well as for their love, but I also learned a lot, empathized a lot, suffered a lot and missed the characters after ending the book a lot.

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    Amazing!!!

    A great novel, a deeply moving story of life becoming entangled in the eruption of war. The author has created characters which come alive . I can highly recommend this book!!

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    total fesselnd und sehr gut

    durch Zufall daraufgestoßen und eigentlich erstmal nicht so anlockend für mich, konnte nicht mehr aufhören

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    Sehr eindr. bewegend ohne demonstrativ zu sein.

    Ich hatte immer noch die Bilder hungernder Menschen in Erinnerung. Ich muss so 15J. alt gewesen und es gar nicht so richtig begriffen, was dazu geführt hat.
    Allein deshalb gefällt mir dieses Buch so sehr gut. Es erzählt was war anhand der Schicksale von Familen. Die kulturellen Unterschiede und Umbrüche kommen ebenso nicht zu kurz.
    Wunderbar dazu noch ein Stück afrikanische Literatur kennen zu lernen!

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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