It must say something about my strange relation to the world that I picked up this book looking in the category of "interesting recent Nigerian literature" and didn't even know that it's the book about the Nigerian-Biafran war.  But lo: such is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's brilliance that this book is simultaneously interesting recent Nigerian literature, the book about the Nigerian-Biafran war, a love story or two, a meditation on class relations and education, and an intimate family portrait. Blew me away. If you're looking for a novel to read this summer, read this.  #novels #nigeria  
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