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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Feminist Desk Diary Forthcoming in July 2020

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s desk diary will be published by Fourth Estate, the HarperCollins imprint. The book, titled We Should All Be Feminists: The Desk Diary, is an illustrated weekly planner and contains some of Adichie’s most powerful and inspiring quotes, as well as an exclusive introductory essay. The Bookseller reports that Fourth Estate publishing director […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Mourning, Feeling, & Coping During Coronavirus Lockdown 

Hours ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shared a post on Facebook mourning her recently late aunt. In it she details her coping tips during this lockdown, how she deals with anxiety, fights paranoia, and allows herself her fair share of worry especially as her husband is a doctor who has diagnosed two cases of Coronavirus. She […]

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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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“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 […]

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Ouida Books is Currently Accepting Submissions for Her New Imprint LWM (2)

Lagos-based publishing press Ouida Books is accepting submissions for its new imprint LWM. LMW is the third addition to the […]

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Wayétu Moore Announces New Novel Exploring Mami Wata Mythology

Liberian-American author Wayétu Moore is staying busy and productive. Barely a year since the release of her widely praised memoir […]

Tsitsi Dangarembga Petitions Parliament of Zimbabwe for Removal of Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

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On June 19, 2020, Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo was arrested on corruption charges for engaging in an illegal 60 […]

Is This Us? The Many Holes in Nigerian-American Portrayal of the Nigerian Experience | Damilola Oyedele | Essay

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A few weeks ago, as I watched Yvonne Orji explain Nigerian slang to her audience, feelings I couldn’t immediately name […]

The Meaning of Guernica | Umar Abubakar Sidi | Poetry

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  Guernica Celebration of modern fascism Horrific devastation in the Basque town of Guernica Monochrome grisaille Crawling analysis of the […]

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