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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), is one of the most celebrated works of postcolonial literature to be published so far in the twenty-first century. The book is a historical fiction exploring the aftermath of British colonial rule in the west-African country of Nigeria. The forced colonisation of large areas of the African continent by European states such as Britain and France took place during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This period was marked by the repressive governance of African populations by European powers, which eventually led to a process of decolonisation from the mid-twentieth century onwards.
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