Half of a Yellow Sun | 2014

Drama, Adaptation
Twin sisters from a wealthy Nigerian family return from life abroad to a newly independent homeland in 1960, and their lives take different paths.

Cast

... Olanna

Actor

... Odenigbo

Actor

... Kaniene

Actor

... Richard

Actor

... Ugwu

Actor

... Mama

Actor

... Okeoma

Actor

... Amala

Actor

... Harrison

Actor

... Miss Adebayo

Actor

... Aunty Ifeka

Actor

... Mrs Ozobia

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Shareman Media

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. 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 in the university town of Nsukka. Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard, an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements and a betrayal between them, the events of the sister's lives loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fight an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, and ends in chilling violence that shocks the entire world.

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