This is a magnificent novel that is almost impossible not to enjoy.
Set in 1960s Nigeria, we follow the interweaving stories of Ugwu (a village boy), Olanna (a member of the Nigerian elite) and Richard (an English writer/journalist) through the early days of post-colonial rule and into the harrowing Biafran war. Through this characters we view the period from the perspectives of the haves, the have nots and the outsiders. The novel tackles complex themes such as war, love, gender and status.
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– Themes – Gender
– Character Analysis