Buy. Read. Collect.

UK's largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Located in
the world famous Cecil Court.


Join Our Mailing List

Privacy by SafeSubscribe TM

Book Details

Half of a Yellow Sun - Exclusive Slipcase Edition

Exclusive Signed & Numbered First Edition (500) copies in Slipcase

£65.00

Half of a Yellow Sun - Exclusive Slipcase Edition

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Price: £65.00

Published by: Fourth Estate

Date Available: 21 August 2006

All of our books have clear protective, removable film on the dustwrapper and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition

 

Details

 

Synopsis

 

This is the sweeping new novel from the author of "Purple Hibiscus", shortlisted for the Orange Prize and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award. 'Vividly written, thrumming with life, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun" is a remarkable novel. In its compassionate intelligence as in its capacity for intimate portraiture, this novel is a worthy successor to such 20th-century classics as Cinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and V.S. Naipaul's "A Bend in the River".' - Joyce Carol Oates. This highly anticipated new novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel get swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And, the third is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's sister, a remote and enigmatic character. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race; and the ways in which love can complicate all of these things. Immensely powerful and with a sweeping pace, this novel will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.

About the Author

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is from Abba, in Anambra State, but grew up in the university town of Nsukka, where she attended primary and secondary schools. She went on to receive a BS in Communication and Political Science from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, both in the United States. Her short fiction has been published in literary journals including Granta, and won the International PEN/David Wong award in 2003. 'Purple Hibiscus', her first novel, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy award for debut fiction. She will be a Hodder fellow at Princeton University for the 2005-2006 academic year. She lives in Nigeria.

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 9780007200276

Also from this Author

The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck

People who ordered this also ordered...

The Last of Days -  Limited Edition of 100 copies

The Last of Days - Limited Edition of 100 copies

Dust - Exclusive Limited Edition in Slipcase (500 copies)

Dust - Exclusive Limited Edition in Slipcase (500 copies)

The Son

The Son

Solo: A James Bond Novel - OCTOBER 2013 BOOK OF THE MONTH

Solo: A James Bond Novel - OCTOBER 2013 BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Luminaries - WINNER OF THE  MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013

The Luminaries - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013

The Bone Season (Scion 1)

The Bone Season (Scion 1)

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves

Bellman and Black - Exclusive Slipcase Edition (500)

Bellman and Black - Exclusive Slipcase Edition (500)

Gabriel's Clock - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR & THE ILLUSTRATOR

Gabriel's Clock - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR & THE ILLUSTRATOR

Gabriel's Clock - SIGNED & PUBLICATION DATED

Gabriel's Clock - SIGNED & PUBLICATION DATED

The Path of Anger: The Book and the Sword: 1 - SIGNED & NUMBERED (x/100)

The Path of Anger: The Book and the Sword: 1 - SIGNED & NUMBERED (x/100)

The Wind is not a River

The Wind is not a River

Three Brothers

Three Brothers

A Treacherous Paradise

A Treacherous Paradise

The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel

The Black Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel

The Christmas Truce - DOUBLE SIGNED

The Christmas Truce - DOUBLE SIGNED

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

An Atlas of Impossible Longing

Boyhood Island (My Struggle 3)

Boyhood Island (My Struggle 3)

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
The Peripheral, William Gibson, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£18.99

The Peripheral

by William Gibson

 

Synopsis

The Peripheral by William Gibson is a thrilling new novel about two intertwined futures, from the bestselling author of Neuromancer ... read more

 

Release 28 November 2014

Publisher Viking

ISBN 978-0670921553

The Devil's Assassin (Jack Lark 3), Paul Fraser Collard, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£19.99

The Devil's Assassin (Jack Lark 3)

by Paul Fraser Collard

 

Synopsis

The bold hero of THE SCARLET THIEF and THE MAHARAJAH'S GENERAL returns in an exhilarating and dangerous new adventure.   Bomba ... read more

 

Release 12 February 2015

Publisher Headline

ISBN 978-1472222718

Curtain Call, Anthony Quinn, signed first edition

Signed by the author

UK First Edition / First Printing

£12.99

Curtain Call

by Anthony Quinn

 

Synopsis

On a sultry afternoon in the summer of 1936 a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End a ... read more

 

Release 15 January 2015

Publisher Jonathan Cape

ISBN 978-0224099585

Coming Soon
Top Sellers
Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice

Signed by the author

£12.99

Black Ice - Young Sherlock Holmes - Goldsboro Exclusive Numbered hardback (500)

by Andrew Lane

 

Synopsis

This hardback is exclusive to Goldsboro Books and is numbered to 500 copies.   The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. ... read more

 

Release 03 June 2011

Publisher Macmillan

ISBN 9780330512008

The Crimson Campaign: Book 2 in The Powder Mage Trilogy, Brian McClellan, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£16.99

The Crimson Campaign: Book 2 in The Powder Mage Trilogy

by Brian McClellan

 

Synopsis

'The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions.'   Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in dis... read more

 

Release 07 May 2014

Publisher Orbit

ISBN 978-0356502021

Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London 5), Ben Aaronovitch, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£16.99

Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London 5) + BOOKMARK

by Ben Aaronovitch

 

Synopsis

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of L... read more

 

Release 17 November 2014

Publisher Gollancz

ISBN 978-0575132504

We accept Maestro We accept Mastercard We accept Solo We accept Visa We accept Visa Electron We accept PayPal
  • ©2014. Goldsboro Books Ltd. All rights reserved. | Website design by Empire Elements Ltd.