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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I finally finished the book. Thanks Jade. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Though I am a bit late in reading it I think it was a proper time. With so many disturbances in Kashmir right now I was forced to draw so many parallels.
I got to know more about Nigeria and I think it will be helpful in understanding the plights of Nigerian women on Pulsewire.

I also read WUTHERING HEIGHTS by EMILY BRONTE. I highly recommend it.

Keep Reading.

Lots of Love


jadefrank's picture

Summer books

Dear Nusrat,

I'm so happy to hear that you finished the book and in a time when the words of Chimamanda Ngozi and the plight of the Igbo people could help in processing your own thoughts of the latest violence in Kashmir. It's in these times I believe that we are truly connected and can see that conflict, persecution, and injustice are human things that we must together work towards eliminating - whether it's in Nigeria, Kashmir or elsewhere.

Wuthering Heights is on my bookshelf, waiting to be read, so good to hear that you enjoyed it. I am currently reading Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, and next on my list for this summer is Brother I'm Dying by Edwidge Dandicat. I'm looking forward to this one.

Hope you are well Nusrat!


Nusrat Ara's picture

I once again thank you for

I once again thank you for the book. I love books and think it's never enough (books to read).

You will love Wuthering Heights. I have started Pride & Prejudice. I have read more of classics than books written recently. I guess it's about reading habits which govern the availibilty.



Corine Milano's picture

Nusrat, I am a huge classics

Nusrat, I am a huge classics nerd! I read so many of them, it's slightly embarassing. ;) Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites. As is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I also love Villette, which is a lesser known work of Charlotte's.

Have you heard of Good Reads? It's a site that lets you track the books you've read, as well as the books your friends are reading. You can also rate books and add reviews. If you join, look for me! I'd love to be your book friend. The site is

Half a Yellow Sun is on my list for later this month!

Nusrat Ara's picture

It is nice to hear from you

It is nice to hear from you after a long time.

I am embarassed (a bit only though ;) about it too .It is just that most of my reading has been confined to classics. I loved Jane Eyre too. I have read it long way back. It is now that I am trying to venture out a bit. Actually we haven't had much available in terms of new authors. In fact in the two deacdes of armed insurgency the book scene itself had dwindled. The situation is changing a bit now and things are looking up.

I will try the site.

Lots of love.


Starland's picture

Hey ya'll (Texas, USA talk)

I loved Half of a Yellow Sun. Great book. I am currently reading "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi and "Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A global Perspective edited by Marjorie Agosin.

I have a looooooong list to read next. I think I'll be reading on the this list for the next couple of years. :)

K-lee 3709

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

Nusrat Ara's picture

I have a too long long list

I have a too long long list too. Though I cannot say the same og boos ;) And it pains me that I am a slow reader. To add to the injury my brother is such a fast reader . He gives me such a complex.

It is so good to hear who is reading what and getting recommendations for books. Keep sharing.

Lots of love


Dannie's picture

i didn't know we could

i didn't know we could comment on what we have already read and being a student of literature, i have read so much which i just took it to belong to the academics. The problem here in kenya is that some of the books that are being read in this book club are not available locally but i guess one has to do with what one has!
@ Jade i guarantee you will love Wuthering heights as well as pride and prejudice, i have read both and they are exciting.
for those who have read Jane eyre, you should also read The wide sargasso sea, it tells the story of the black woman in jane eyre who sets the mansion on fire. i forget the names but once i confirm them i will let all of you know.

"Look out for happiness and you will be happy or else you will make someone happy"

Nusrat Ara's picture

Hi Dannie, I am facing the

Hi Dannie,

I am facing the same problem exactly. The books are available here either so that makes two of us :)

Do write about the books u have read.



rach083's picture

Summer Reading

Half of a Yellow Sun ran as a movie playing in my mind as I read this fabulous story. Chimamanda Ngozi is not only a superb author but one of the best story tellers I have read. Her book really pulled me in to the stories of Olanna and her sister through out their life, from having everything and being privileged to having nothing at all. Unfortunately, I feel this happens far too often in this world and it is a sad sad story/life to hear about but at the same time shows how strong of a bond family and friends can have when all your possessions and life have gone away.

I would like to read Ngozi's other book, Purple Hibiscus, because she can pull love, hate, happiness, sadness, death and life all into one beautiful tale with Half of a Yellow Sun, I can only imagine what her 1st book is like.

Nusrat Ara's picture

I share your views. Someone

I share your views. Someone sent me the book I wish someone sends the other as well ;) :))))


Zippy's picture

Chimamanda is amazing!

I have just joined this group only today, and I am so excited that such a group exists because I absolutely love reading. I repeat: I love reading! I have already read Half a Yellow Sun and I can attest to the beauty of the book. Chimamanda writes so clearly that you are transported to Nigeria, and for the entire length of the book, you are one with the Igbo, you can feel the tension, the love, the confusion, the hopelesness, the politics, everything.
I know I will re-read this book some time again, just as I have read Chinua Achebes "Things fall apart" once every year. And it has been many years...
Being that I just joined, could someone let me know what book the club is currently reading?
Thank You!

Yours in reading,

"A human is a human because of other humans"

Nusrat Ara's picture

Hello,You can just check the


You can just check the profile page of the group for the reading list. I think of late we (individually) have been reading whatever we could get hold of :)

Keep reading and oh yes keep us posted.



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