Half of a Yellow Sun | Study Guide

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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half-of-a-yellow-sun-chimamanda-ngozi-adichieSources: Chimamanda.com, History.com, New York Times Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.ow can we resist exploitation if we don’t have the tools to understand exploitation?Odenigbo, Part 1, Chapter 1Wooden RiflesReflect eagerness, yet unpreparedness, for warHalf of a Yellow SunRepresents the uncertainty of the present and the hope for a bright futureGirls Head in CalabashSymbolizes the horrors of war and the end of normalcy for BiafransSymbolsProfessor with radical tribalist politics; supports Biafran independenceOdenigboBritish expat; struggles for acceptance and writes about the warRichardEducated daughter of Nigerian business elite;runs a school for refugeesOlannaSmart village boy; becomes a teacher and writes about BiafraUgwuMain CharactersAdichie grew up in Nigeria in the wake of the Biafran war, and her novel draws on the wartime experiences of her friends and family. Through her nuanced characters, Adichie explores themes that have marked her own life: the postcolonial experience, the horror, loss, and rebirth of war, and the nature of identity.CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIEBORN 1977AuthorThe characters struggle with their sense of indigenous identity.Navigating Postcolonial IdentityEmbracing tribal identity challenges racism but also leads to conflict.Otherness, Racism, & Ethnic IdentityColonialism causes the war, yet Biafrans starve while the world watches.Foreign PowerIn 1967, just seven years after Nigerias independence from British rule, the Republic of Biafra secedes from Nigeria. The resulting civil war lasts until 1970 and throws the lives of a diverse group of Biafrans into tumult, leading to their struggles for identity, survival, and hope.Rising in Postcolonial NigeriaTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language2006Year PublishedChimamanda Ngozi AdichieAuthorHalf of aYellow SunHistorical FictionNovel

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