As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship, Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
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HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. When the shocking horror of the war engulfs them, their loyalties are severely tested as they are pulled apart and thrown together in ways that none of them imaginedï¿½ Orange/Baileys Prize. Richard & Judy Bookclub
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, 15-year-old Kambili's father, involved in mysterious ways with the unfolding political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to their aunt's. Here she discovers love and a life - dangerous and heathen - beyond the confines of her father's authority.