Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie owns a substantial efficacy in handling female characters. Half of a Yellow Sun is a befitting sample which showcases Adichie’s brilliant exploration of women in the Nigerian society. Olanna and Kainene are the prime character in the novel, whom Adichie use as medium to record the contribution of women during the period of Biafra War or Nigerian Civil War. One and all women in the novel crops from different social and cultural background and travels in disparate paths. This paper attempt to study how women are portrayed in Adichie’s novel, with their own flaws and power. It also highlights the point where the contrasting female characters intersect.
Keywords: Adichie, women, Biafran War, Nigerian