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Before Purple Hibiscus, a Judging Panel Kept Chimamanda Adichie Off a Shortlist because Her Entry Wasn’t African Enough

In a new interview with the American magazine Newsweek, Biyi Bandele made the kind of revelation that will surely send people Google-searching. The Nigerian novelist and filmmaker—author of Burma Boy (2007) and director of Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)—was asked a variation of that very tired question: Whom do you write for? And he […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Hosted Lupita Nyong’o in Lagos: How It Happened + Photos & Video

Photos credited to CNA’s Team. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie hosted Lupita Nyong’o in a private dinner in Lagos, attended by notable personalities in Nigerian entertainment. The event was part of Lupita’s second visit to Nigeria in preparation for the Americanah TV series adaptation, in which she will star as Ifemelu. The series, which has been ordered […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Shares ThisDay’s Woman of the Decade Award with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received a “Woman of the Decade” award from the Nigerian newspaper THISDAY on the paper’s 25th anniversary. She was selected as the editors’ choice, while the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and former Federal Minister of Environment Amina J. Mohammed was named the people’s choice. Adichie was presented the award by the […]

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Photos | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is the Inaugural Recipient of the ILFU Festival’s Belle van Zuylen ring

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honoured with the inaugural Belle van Zuylen ring, an award by the ILFU International Literature Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The recognition, named after the Dutch writer Belle Van Zuylen, is for her engagement with the world and its thought patterns. At the event, she delivered the Belle van Zuylen […]

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Lupita as Ifemelu, Uzo Aduba as Aunty Uju, Zachary Momoh as Obinze: Here Are the Actors Attached to the Americanah TV Series

Since Lupita Nyong’o snapped the rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s signature novel Americanah, there has been increasing buzz on the status of the project, from David Oyelowo’s initial attachment to play Obinze to its switch from feature film to TV series to the announcement of Danai Gurira as showrunner to the Nollywood controversy that trailed its […]

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Alain Mabanckou, Chimamanda Adichie, Isha Sesay, Leila Slimani, Afua Hirsch & Goretti Kyomuhendo Among New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2019

Leading politics and culture magazine New African has released its annual list of “The 100 Most Influential Africans,” and on it this year are six authors: Congo’s Alain Mabanckou, UCLA literature professor and the author, most recently, of Black Moses; Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who last month received a UN Global Leadership Award; Morocco’s Leila […]

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The 2019 Purple Hibiscus Writing Workshop, to Be Held in Awka, Now Open for Applications 

In 2018, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced the return of her annual workshop, after its one-year hiatus in 2017 necessitated by a lack of sponsorship. The workshop changed its name from Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop to Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop, named after her debut novel. The change of name was explainable, as Chimamanda […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Sefi Atta Among Guests for the 2019 Felabration, in Memory of Fela Kuti

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sefi Atta will be among the guests at the 2019 Felabration, the annual music festival in memory of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. The week-long event, to be held from 14-20 October at the New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, will also be graced by the Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine, the […]

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

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Fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie may have heard that earlier this year, she gave a keynote speech at Chile’s Future […]

Tomi Adeyemi Brings Black Girl Magic and Nigerian Excellence to Maison Valentino

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Last week, Italian fashion house Maison Valentino premiered its short film series entitled “In Conversation With” on YouTube featuring Nigerian-American […]

Between Colours, Senses, Words and Worlds: Harry Garuba’s Transition | Katleho Kano Shoro | Poetry

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For Professor Harry Garuba You are in a lime green, waterproof jacket hooded. Restlessly standing on the pavement— overhead: grey […]

Laila Lalami’s Forthcoming Memoir Conditional Citizens Recounts Her Journey from Moroccan Immigrant to U.S. Citizen

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Moroccan-American author Laila Lalami has a new book forthcoming on April 28, 2020 from Pantheon Books. Titled Conditional Citizens, the […]

Neighbors (A Quarantine-Themed Fiction) | E. C. Osondu

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My neighbor Vinny Capriani is a great neighbor. I’m happy to have him as one. I live in a state […]

Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim Longlisted for the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award

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Tope Folarin and Nnamdi Ehirim are both on the longlist of the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novel Award. The annual […]

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