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letsaveabrew Thu 13-Aug-09 10:44:07

is it any good?

scoutandjem Thu 13-Aug-09 18:36:55

Absolutely brilliant!

pasturesnew Thu 13-Aug-09 18:41:58

Yes, very good indeed. Half of a Yellow Sun is really good too, but I would recommend reading that one afterwards because although it's pretty educational about Biafra and so on, it can't help being upsetting with the subject matter.

infin Thu 13-Aug-09 19:48:29

A wonderful book but parts are distressing and it moved me to tears. Just as good as Half a Yellow sun.

LastTrainToNowhere Fri 14-Aug-09 00:55:34

Very good.
And so is Half of a Yellow Sun.

wrongsideof40 Fri 14-Aug-09 23:27:29

Fab - probably best to read before Yellow Sun as YS bit more complex re politics etc

elkiedee Thu 29-Oct-09 00:27:43

Yes, it is. Some of it's very upsetting and sad though. It's about a young woman growing up in Nigeria and her family, including a very authoritarian father. I was very impressed by One Half of a Yellow Sun and currently have her volume of short stories out of the library, though I suspect it's something I'd really rather like to buy.

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