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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

L'autre moitié du soleil


Lagos, début des années soixante. L'avenir paraît sourire aux sœurs jumelles : la ravissante Olanna est amoureuse d'Odenigbo, intellectuel engagé et idéaliste ; quant à Kainene, sarcastique et secrète, elle noue une liaison avec Richard, journaliste britannique fasciné par la culture locale. Le tout sous le regard intrigué d'Ugwu, treize ans, qui a quitté son village dans la brousse et qui découvre la vie en devenant le boy d'Odenigbo.
Quelques années plus tard, le Biafra se proclame indépendant du Nigeria. Un demi-soleil jaune, cousu sur la manche des soldats, s'étalant sur les drapeaux : c'est le symbole du pays et de l'avenir. Mais une longue guerre va éclater, qui fera plus d'un million de victimes.
Évoquant tour à tour ces deux époques, l'auteur ne se contente pas d'apporter un témoignage sur un conflit oublié ; elle nous montre comment l'Histoire bouleverse les vies. Bientôt tous seront happés dans la tourmente. L'autre moitié du soleil est leur chant d'amour, de mort, d'espoir.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2017
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 672
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782072722479
ISBN 10: 2072722470

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L'autre moitié du soleil