My Half of a Yellow Sun read-along started yesterday, so I thought I’d have a quick look for some information on the Internet, in the hope it will increase my reading pleasure!
Here’s what I found:
The Official Half of a Yellow Sun website contains everything you’d want to know about the book. There are excerpts, reviews, and an interview with Chimamanda about the story behind the book which is particularly interesting.
The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Website contains a biography, an interview with her, and links to lots more facts about her on the Internet.
If you feel you are missing out by not being able to read The Thing around Your Neck yet then there are links to almost all the short stories contained in it here. After reading that lot, you probably don’t need to spend the money on the book!
There are also links to lots of essays that she has written, and I think I’ll make an effort to read them. I don’t normally read essays, but as I love her writing so much they are probably a great place for me to start.
This little exercise has taught me to google authors more often! There are so many interesting facts out there, and I am especially pleased to have found all the links to the short stories and essays.
How often do you google authors?
Have you found any sites which are particularly good for author facts?