Sometimes someone knows you so well that they can mysteriously pick a book better suited to your taste than even you can manage. Which is the case with the person who gifted me Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I cannot thank you enough!
Chimamanda transports the reader to Africa during the late 1960’s. He captures the voice and spirit of that time with prose that is unmatched and almost spellbinding. His characters and their voices are complete with the tiny nuances that make all of us uniquely human and alive. Only just over 100 pages in yet each time I pick up the book I feel like I am sitting across the table from new friends that somehow have the familiarity of old; whose company I not only cherish but whose very presence makes me a better and more whole person. Pure magic.
Thank you Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! I cannot wait to finish this novel and check out your other work.