The Way We Live Now
Post-pandemic trends

Chioma Onwumelu

Hometown: Anambra, Nigeria Professor: Mary D'Ambrosio Class: Travel Writing Takeaway: The title is adapted from the text of "Half of a Yellow Sun," the author Chimamanda Adichie's novel about the Biafran war. In the book, a character writing a novel about the war adopts a similar working title, in reference to the idea that the war had its roots in white colonialism.


“The World Was Silent While We Died”

The author's father tells her a story of living through Biafra's effort to separate from Nigeria -- and of attempts to stamp out their Igbo people.