D.C. Ole Book Club – January Meeting
January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
D.C. Ole Book Club
January 23 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST
Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to attend the January D.C. Oles book club meeting, hosted on Zoom. We will be reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
A haunting story of love and war from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.
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.
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