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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun: A Transmitted Trauma

Alphonse Dorien Makosso
Published February 2020

Abstract

War atrocities have always had dreadful consequences. The Psychoanalysis which focuses on the effects of war on the individual psyche, reveals that the outcome of what is called trauma lasts for a longtime and are transferable from an individual to another and even from a generation to another through some defined channels. Backing up on these channels and interviews granted by the authoress, this study shows that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun is aftereffects of a transgenerational trauma experienced by her parents deriving from the tragic war of Biafra.

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