Nigeria's history problem needs the light from "Half of a Yellow Sun"

Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Leader of Biafra

We Nigerians must deal with our fear of examining the civil war and the wrongs of the past. Biyi Bandele’s new film is a step forward.

Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele’s new film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s novel, explores the effect of the Nigerian civil war on the lives of four characters. It is a subtle movie of a large war, intimate and revealing of the personal tragedies that took place from July 1967 to January 1970.

Read more: Nigeria's history problem needs the light from Half of a Yellow Sun | Chibundu Onuzo | The Guardian.

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