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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chimamanda on Richard & Judy 2


Richard & Judy called Half of a Yellow Sun "a Nigerian Gone With The Wind". Adichie herself discussed the historical background to her second novel and briefly introduced her characters. Rageh Omaar (Author and former BBC correspondent lately with Al Jazeera) and actor Brian Cox (Braveheart, Troy) came on to discuss Half of a Yellow Sun, which they praised to the high heavens.

As this week's book in the Richard & Judy bookclub, Half of a Yellow Sun is one of 8 books so honoured this year. All the books are in the running for Richard & Judy's Best Read of 2007. The winner will be announced at the Galaxy Books Awards, to be shown on Channel 4 on Saturday 31st March. Adichie (seen in one of these pictures with her parents) will be flying into the UK for the awards.

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