African Literature

First Book Of 2014: It’s A Good One Too!


Hello 2014 it’s going to be a great one I think, hope!! Go check out Sheila over at the book journey (by clicking here)  to check out what she and a bunch of other people chose as their first book of 2014!

I didn’t really have to think much about which book I wanted to read first in the new year. I have had this book on my list for neary a year now, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. It’s also (of course) been made into a movie staring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, and Anika Nonie Rose. I love them all so I will definitely be watching the film after I read the book.

1102116Half of a Yellow Sun By Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.(Synopsis from goodreads)

I am really excited to read this and, I have really high expectations that I am confident will be met.

On a side note if you’ve listened to Beyonce’s new album you may have heard Chimamanda on a track called Flawless. It’s from her amazing Ted XTalk which you can see here.  If you haven’t heard either then do yourself a favor and listen to both they are well, Flawless!!

So what was/is your first book of the year? Did you have a great 2013?What are you looking forward to in 2014?

Until Next Time!


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