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Slice Of Biafra

Her voice is ageless, her insights both sharp and compassionate, and she reaffirms in this second novel a commitment to recording the memories of Africa, by Africans

Slice Of Biafra
Slice Of Biafra
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The title refers to a national flag sewn to the sleeve of an army uniform that existed for a few stormy years between 1967 and 1970, when the largely Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria seceded and briefly won recognition as the independent nation of Biafra.

Adichie tells the story of the passionate struggle for that nation and the tragedies of the civil war that ensued through five strongly drawn characters: the beautiful Olanna; her hard-edged but charismatic twin sister Kainene; Olanna’s husband, the radical university professor Odenigbo; their houseboy Ugwu; and Kainene’s English lover Richard Churchill.

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