Two books/magazines that I read recently: The Iowa Review and Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
For those who don't know, The Iowa Review is a literary magazine that comes out 3 times a year, published in the University of Iowa. I recommend it for anyone who likes prose, non-fiction essays, and poetry. Everything I read in this issue (51/1) was incredible, but some of it is pretty heavy, so I'd recommend it for mostly high schoolers and mature middle schoolers.
02/25/2022 - 9:02pm
Half of a Yellow Sun was mind-blowing. It's about the Biafran War in the late 60s in Nigeria. The characters are so well-rounded and well-written, and the story is really engaging. I've only read one other piece by this author (We Should All Be Feminists, a collection of essays, which I also recommend) and this novel makes me want to read more of her works. Again—it's pretty heavy and graphic.