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Half of a Yellow Sun

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Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo and his devoted houseboy Ugwu in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard, an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life seem to loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire world.

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The Cast

Thandie Newton
Anika Noni Rose
Joseph Mawle
Chiwetel Ejiofor
John Boyega

…and the Crew

Director
Biyi Bandele
Producer
Andrea Calderwood
Executive Producer
Gail Egan
Peter Hampden
Norman Merry
Yewande Sadiku
Muhtar Bakare

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