Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Page Turner

I am currently reading this book, half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche....

An absolute page turner, written by a Nigerian. Got mine from borders because I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. ( was recommend by a dear friend) only to find out today it is going for half the price on Amazon.

This book is a must read for everyone and anyone who enjoys spectacular writing. Based on the true story of the Biafra war in Nigeria in the 70's where lots of lives were lost.
I was born 6 years after the war and have heard stories of the war from my parents and grand parents and uncles who were caught up in the war about the struggle and suffering of a just cause ,then Biafra.

I will talk more about my latest read as i progress. The humour is intelligent and nicely written and if you are Ibo and Nigerian like me, the use of Ibo words/language brings back memories of home, tradition and nostalgia of which you cant but smile, or laugh out loud as I did last week on the bendy bus to Liverpool street, the passengers should have thought I gone mad ( another one, mad people in suits).

Keep you posted! ....