- 出版社：Fourth Estate
- 出版日期：2014 年3月
Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece. Now a major film starring Thandie Newton, Dominic Cooper and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, at the time of a vicious civil war in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. It has now been turned into a major film starring Thandie Newton, Dominic Cooper and Chiwetel Ejiofor, due for release in 2014. The three main characters in the novel are swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. One is a young boy from a poor village who is employed at a university lecturer's house. The other is a young middle-class woman, Olanna, who has to confront the reality of the massacre of her relatives. And the third is a white man, a writer who lives in Nigeria for no clear reason, and who falls in love with Olanna's twin sister, a remote and enigmatic character. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events. This extraordinary novel is about Africa in a wider sense: about moral responsibility, about the end of colonialism, about ethnic allegiances, about class and race; and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.
——Joyce Carol Oates
"Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers."
"I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country.She is fortunate – and we, her readers, are even luckier."
"Heartbreaking, funny, exquisitely written and, without doubt, a literary masterpiece and a classic."
"Stunning.This novel is an immense achievement."
"A magnificent novel."
"The first great African novel of the new century."