Half Of A Yellow Sun [Drama]

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0220200913Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's remarkable novel set during the Nigeria-Biafra War of the late 1960s, dramatised by Janice Okoh.

With the continued bombing of Biafra and the danger coming ever closer, Olanna, Odenigbo, Ugwu, and Baby are forced to flee again. They move forward with courage even when living conditions get progressively worse and food and money run out. An unexpected visit from Kainene brings some hope for their future.

A powerful, compassionate depiction of the human tragedy of those caught up in Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic and the chilling violence and trauma that followed.

NARRATOR.... Ben Onwukwe
OLANNA.... Susan Wokoma
ODENIGBO.... Adetomiwa Edun
MRS MUOKELU/ EBERECHI.... Adeyinka Akinrinade
UGWU....Valentine Olukoga
RICHARD....Blake Ritson
KAINENE....Nikki Amuka-Bird
MADU....Okezie Morro

Directed by Nadia Molinari
Sound Design by Sharon Hughes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful novel dramatised by Janice Okoh.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

0120200906Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's remarkable novel set during the Nigeria-Biafra War of the late 1960s, dramatised by Janice Okoh.

Sisters Olanna and Kainene, daughters of a "nouveau riche" tribal chief turned businessman and part of the Igbo elite; Olanna's lover Odenigbo, a revolutionary university professor; Richard, a British writer in love with Kainene; and Ugwu a young man employed as a houseboy for Odenigbo all have their lives drastically changed as they become swept up in the brutal civil war.

A powerful, compassionate depiction of the human tragedy of those caught up in Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic and the chilling violence and trauma that followed.

NARRATOR....Ben Onwukwe
OKEOMA....Sule Rimi
ODENIGBO....Adetomiwa Edun
UGWU....Valentine Olukoga
MISS ADEBAYO/ MAMA/ AMALA....Gbemisola Ikumelo
OLANNA....Susan Wokoma
RICHARD....Blake Ritson
KAINENE....Nikki Amuka-Bird
MADU....Okezie Morro

Directed by Nadia Molinari
Sound Design by Sharon Hughes

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful novel dramatised by Janice Okoh.

Drama from BBC Radio 4