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    Posted: May 05 2013 at 5:02pm
I am reading 'Half of a Yellow Sun' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, after seeing many positive reviews of the book. 

It's been on my Kindle for over 3 months as I have found it quite slow from the beginning and plus I have been quite busy doing nothingLOL

Anyway the story is now picking up but because I can't quite remember the 'issues' in the beginning (plus too many characters with complicated African names so I am getting quite muddled up... should have paid attn as it seems crucial now as to the part of the chapter I have reached) I am getting quite confused. 

The stage where I am in the book is where a lot of the Igbo people are getting killed by Yoruba people. Can anyone shed why the history of the killings? I guess I could google, but would rather have the wisdom of bhmLOL to enlighten me. Would even be better if you have read the book and your take on it. 

The chapter I am on is like what happened in Rwanda - is this similar between Igbo and Youba people. What is the distinguish factor amongst them  - is it religion? do they get on now or otherwise?

I am open to learning more and I will probably google info another day (not today I am feeling mighty lazy) 

Thanks and best wishes!  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 5:44pm
I read that book a while ago. I enjoyed it. Those were Hausa's killing Igbo's in the book.
Not sure what part of the book you're on, but they spoke Yoruba to escape detection because it wasn't safe .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 5:47pm
Yoruba rules!





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 6:13pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I read that book a while ago. I enjoyed it. Those were Hausa's killing Igbo's in the book.
Not sure what part of the book you're on, but they spoke Yoruba to escape detection because it wasn't safe .


Thanks so much melikey. I want to keep on at it cos the reviews are so good! OK so Hausa not Yoruba were killing. I am now at the chapeter where the white man Richard? lol can't remember his name but he is in the airport and some men who are armed come in and start killing people at the airport whilst shouting Islamic stuff 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 6:15pm
Melikey, what are the twin women centered around the story - are they igbo or hausa? this is where I am getting confused. thanks 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 6:18pm
They are Igbo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 6:35pm
Never knew there was a clash
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 9:12pm
Originally posted by lumii18 lumii18 wrote:

Never knew there was a clash
 
Yeah, there was a war (the Biafra War). 

The Igbos tried to secede from Nigeria. I believe the clash was about political power and wealth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 9:23pm
The Hausas look real mean and tough. Something about The Quran, gets a person moving...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2013 at 11:01pm

Hausasn people look mean? you mean like her?



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