Nigeria’s history problem needs the light from Half of a Yellow Sun. By Chibundu Onuzo

Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele's new film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, explores the effect of the Nigerian civil war on the lives of four characters. It is a subtle movie of a large war, intimate and revealing of the personal tragedies that took place from July 1967 to January 1970. As I watched those four... Continue Reading →

Beyonce Features Chimamanda Adichie

Beyonce has surprised her fans by releasing a new album on iTunes last night, on December 12th. The self titled album is Beyonce's 5th solo album- it  features 31 tracks, 14 of which are new songs. In the album, Beyonce is said to have collaborated with Jay Z, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland....and Nigeria's very... Continue Reading →

A Flight Diversion by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie via NY Times

LAGOS, Nigeria — I was woken by the pilot’s voice. In the drowsy hum of the airplane, his words crackled, and I thought I heard something about preparing to land. Could I have slept so long? I looked at the time. It was only three hours into the Lagos-to-Atlanta flight. The flight attendants were hurrying... Continue Reading →

Watch: First Clip From ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton

Timed to coincide with the forthcoming release of "Americanah," the third novel from heavy-hitting Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the first look at the adaptation of her prize-winning second novel "Half of a Yellow Sun" has arrived, and a handsome fellow it is too.  Featuring Thandie Newton and a bearded and dreamy-as-ever Chiwetel Ejiofor, the story follows a couple whose romance takes place against the background of the... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘My New Novel Is About Love, Race And Hair…(Americanah)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the bestselling Half of a Yellow Sun, speaks to Kate Kellaway about her new novel, Americanah, her Nigerian childhood and why she's a hair 'fundamentalist' INTERVIEW: In your third novel, Americanah, one of the characters warns about the inanity of asking what a book is about – "as if it were... Continue Reading →

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