307 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2004) 2017
A novel set in Nigeria about a teenage girl who escapes her violent and fanatically religious father and finds new freedom when the Nigerian civil war forces her to leave home.
This novel won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
"A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state." J.M.Coetzee
“Political brutality and domestic violence, religion and witchcraft all merge with subtle force in this memorable novel. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses childhood innocence to write Nigerian history with the eye of a family insider.” Hugo Hamilton, author of The Speckled People
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 and grew up in Nigeria. She is the author of the novels Half of a Yellow Sun (Orange Prize) and Americanah (National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction) and the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.