In 1960s Nigeria, Ugwo, a boy from a poor Village. goes to work for Odenigbo, a radical university professor. Soon they are joined by Olanna, a young woman who has abandoned a life of privilege to live with her charismatic lover. Into their world comes Richard, an English writer who has fallen for Olamia’s sharp-tongued twin sister Kainene. But when the shocking horror of civil war engulfs the nation, their loves and loyalties are severely tested, while their lines pull apart and collide once again in ways none of them could have imagined.
Half of a Yellow Sun is now a major motion picture.