Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I cannot describe how much I love and admire Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books. She is a wonderful writer and Half of a Yellow Sun is a beautiful, but also harrowing, showcase of her talent. It is a novel about the Biafran War in the 1960s and I will admit that I had pretty much no knowledge of the history of the war before reading this … Continue reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

After reading Americanah I was keen to read more of Adichie’s writing. Purple Hibiscus was Adichie’s début novel and it received a lot of critical praise. I think rightly so! The novel has a confident yet sensitive style which I think is echoed in Americanah. Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria against the backdrop of a military coup and this political drama is interwoven into the story of Kambili … Continue reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I enjoyed this book because it challenged me to think about things that I don’t usually think about very much: namely, race. I think the most important thing that Americanah showed me is the significance of white privilege and the way that, in Western society, we now tend to push race out of the picture and pretend that racism, and specifically institutionalised racism, doesn’t exist any … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie