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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Half of a Yellow Sun

TitleHalf of a Yellow Sun
AuthorChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Call NumberPR9387.9 .A34354 H35 2007
Location2nd Floor Humanities
RatingHighly Recommended
Book ReviewAdichie draws the reader into the Nigeria of the 1960s, with four sections of the book alternating between the early '60s and the late '60s, bracketing the attempt of the Igbo to form an independent Biafra.  I loved this book on several levels: one was just the masterful storytelling, as Adichie draws you in through a focus on five people whose struggles are a microcosm for the larger cultural events.  Another reason to love this book is the perspective on a part of history I previously had no access to.

I loved Adichie's Americanah, and Half of a Yellow Sun lived up to that standard.
Submitted BySamantha Dressel
Department or MajorEnglish
Chapman Emailsdressel@chapman.edu

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