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“I Have Come Undone” | Adichie Writes Moving Statement on Grieving for Her Father

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Chimamanda Adichie’s father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, died on Wednesday June 10, 2020. Today, the author breaks her silence around his passing with a moving, deeply personal statement on his death. She talks about the grief of losing a dearly beloved parent, how raw the pain is, and the frustrations of being stuck in the […]

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Five #StayAtHome Baking Projects Inspired by African Novels

Five #StayAtHome Baking Projects Inspired by African Novels

Though lockdown orders have started to lift in certain areas, COVID-19 shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Our advice? Stay at home and try your hand at these baking projects inspired by some of our favorite African novels. Below, we’ve selected a handful of quotes that describe a particular sweet and provided a […]

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Americanah #IRL: Chimamanda Adichie Reads Aloud Passages That Deal With Race Relations in America

You may have noticed that across the various anti-racist and #BlackLivesMatter reading lists that have emerged recently, one novel constantly featured in them is Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah. Rightly so: a large part of the novel is taken up by Ifemelu’s musings on the question of what it means to be black in America. In the spirit […]

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Chimamanda Adichie Shares Her #QuarantineReads

What has Chimamanda Adichie been reading while staying at home during the current pandemic? In a series of stories-clips posted recently on her Instagram, Adichie shared three pieces of writing she’s been reading. The first is a poem, a favorite of hers, that she says “just feels very apt for this period.” The second and […]

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Chimamanda Adichie Loves to Read in Bed + 8 Other Things We Learned from Her Recent NYT Interview

Chimamanda Adichie was recently featured on New York Times’ “By the Book,” an interview series that explores the intimate lives of authors as readers. The questions asked tend to be revealing, which is how we know that Adichie loves to read in bed and that one of her favorite villains is Lady Macbeth. Here are […]

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An Argentinian Crocheter Made a Doll of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We Interviewed Her.

Fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie may have heard that earlier this year, she gave a keynote speech at Chile’s Future Congress, an event that gathers notable thinkers to debate solutions like climate change and social inequality. Turns out that Adichie has fans all over Latin America — sometime in December 2019, we shared on our […]

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Chimamanda Adichie’s Literary Agency Calls Plagiarism Allegations “Delusional” and “False”

A few days ago, a youtube video accusing Chimamanda Adichie of plagiarism began circulating on social media, academic listservs, and whatsapp groups. The Wiley Agency,  Adichie’s literary agency, just released a statement, which the author shared on her Facebook page.  In addition to calling Giwa-Amu’s allegations “false” and “delusional,” Wiley revealed that Giwa-Amu had made […]

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Chimamanda Adichie and Lupita Nyongo are BFF Goals

Chimamanda Adichie and Lupita Nyongo have a lot in common. They are currently working on a TV series. They are both award-winning writers, fashionistas, leading members of the natural hair gang, and have openly expressed their mutual admiration. They are also there for each other. During Nyongo’s visit to Lagos, Adichie played the role of […]

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The 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize is Now Open for Entry

Apply for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

The Aspen Words Literary Prize is open for entry as of today. The $35,000 prize annually rewards an “influential work […]

July 10 | Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwa on Conversations Across the Diaspora

July 10 _ Sarah Ladipo Manyika Hosts Strive Masiyiwas on Conversations Across the Diaspora

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, author of In Dependence (2008) and Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun (2016), has teamed up […]

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year

Bernardine Evaristo Becomes First Black Writer to Win Author of the Year in the British Book Awards

  Bernardine Evaristo’s winning streak continues as she dominates two categories of the 2020 British Book Awards: Best Fiction Book […]

Apply for the 2020 Morland Writing Scholarship | £27,000 for Nonfiction, £18,000 Fiction

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Morland African Writing Scholarships. The awards offer a fiction […]

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity | Here is How to Nominate Someone

The Million Naira Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity _ Here is How to Nominate Someone

Nominations for The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity is officially open. The new prize, co-presented by digital media platform […]

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria | Chude Jideonwo

This is Why I am Endowing a N1 Million Prize for Difference and Diversity in Nigeria _ Chude Jideonwo (2)

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month​—​a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity […]

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