Transcending Boundaries and Historical Trauma in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s half of a Yellow Sun

Authors

  • Gayathri S. M.Phil Scholar English and Foreign language Department, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli,Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

The novel Half of a Yellow Sun by the African author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is generally regarded as a breakthrough novel that deals with the psychic experiences of Nigerian people during the postcolonial and the civil war period. As the novel revolves around a major historical event, the Biafran civil war, the analysis of the historical turmoil, and the associated issues regarding the novel are substantial. According to a general definition of historical trauma, it mainly deals with cumulative traumatic experiences of individuals or an entire generation who have gone through any traumatic event or series of events. The article analyses various traumatic instances in the war narrative and how various interpretations can be drawn out from the study.

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Published

10-12-2018

How to Cite

S., G. (2018). Transcending Boundaries and Historical Trauma in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s half of a Yellow Sun. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 6(12), 16. Retrieved from https://www.ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5788