Book Traveling Thursdays: By an author from a country I don’t read that often

Every week, Danielle (from Danielle’s Book Blog) and Cátia (from TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch) host a feature called Book Traveling Thursdays on Goodreads. They give you a topic each Thursday and you choose a book that you think fits. Then comes the fun part: a cover showdown! You post the original cover, the cover from your country (which I won’t be doing because the books aren’t published here), and then your favorite and least favorite cover from any edition around the world.

This week’s topic is a book by an author from a country I don’t read that often. I chose Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as she is from Nigeria (and the book is also set in Nigeria) and I’ve read maybe just a handful of books set there. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the country and its culture, so I definitely want to check some other books from there more often. Now let’s check the covers out!

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The book was originally published in the US. I think it’s quite perfect for the novel because it represents the Biafran flag (which has half of a yellow sun in its center) and the novel focuses on the Biafran war. It’s really simple, but I love it.

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On the left, there’s another US edition. I love the whole composition of that cover: the title inside the sun, the font, the yellows and oranges. It’s beautiful. The cover on the right is from the UK, which I also adore, especially by how it represents the Biafran flag and its colors.

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The one on the left is from Lithuania. The illustration is strange, at first I thought she had a mask on and then realized it was just a weird light in her face. If the colors would have been better, it could have worked! The one on the right is Swedish, which I find simply too boring because it used just a yellow tone for the whole picture.

Have you read any books set in Nigeria or written by a Nigerian author that you’d recommend? Leave them in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “Book Traveling Thursdays: By an author from a country I don’t read that often

    1. I’ve only read this so far, but I was left wanting for more! Like you said, it’s a very important novel. I didn’t know anything about the Biafran war before reading it and it a such an essential part of Nigerian history. I have We Should All Be Feminists and still haven’t gotten around to it🙈

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    1. If you are interested in historical fiction, then I totally recommend it to you! Sorry that your country was on the least favorites this time haha 🙈 I’m glad you liked those covers, I just love how they look 😍 Imagine them on print? They would look even better.

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