“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other l…

“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other leg off, eating it until he had only the cracked, sucked pieces of bones left in his hand.” 💙

Such beautiful writing that takes us into the story of the Nigerian-Biafran War in the 1960s. I honestly knew almost nothing about this war and this book really brought the conflict to life through the stories of young Ugwu, the professor he works for, Odenigbo, and the professor’s lover, Olanna. There’s tons of social commentary weaved throughout on colonialism and I got a very real sense of the price of war through the personal journey of the characters. Some chapters were very long and at times I found it hard to get back into the intense story after some time away. But a highly worthwhile read, especially for historical fiction lovers. Watched the movie with my husband but we found it to be a bit disjointed and having read the book, I could see where they were going with some scenes but my husband found it confusing and hard to follow. Almost like too much for a movie. It’s an older movie so if we’re to be made now, I imagine it would be better a limited series on Netflix than a movie. 💙