7 Great Novels by African Women Writers

“In the stories we tell ourselves, we tell ourselves,” said Michael Martone rightly. We also read ourselves in the books we read, or at least in those books that we cherish. For this reason, one of my 2014 resolutions was to return to a favourite pastime, namely reading fiction. For some years my reading life has been... Continue Reading →

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins Fiction Prize

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction with "Americanah", which is a novel about race and identity.Adichie, whose other works include "Half of a Yellow Sun," was chosen over "The Goldfinch" author Donna Tartt and three other finalists.Sheri Fink's book on Hurricane Katrina, "Five Days at Memorial: Life and... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Adichie: “Nobody can force me to change my surname”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently had a candid interview with the Sun Newspaper. In it, she discusses growing up, her parents’ influence on her career, wanting to be called a Miss instead of Mrs, Feminism and the beauty of Igbo language. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of three award-winning novels, Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Americanah” Is New York Times Best Book

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, AMERICANAH, has been chosen byThe New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013. "By turns tender and trenchant, Adichie’s third novel takes on the comedy and tragedy of American race relations from the perspective of a young Nigerian immigrant. From the office politics of a hair-braiding salon to... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Receives Award For Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel "AMERICANAH" has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. The Heartland Prize is a literary prize created in 1988 by the Chicago Tribune Newspaper. According to Elizabeth Taylor, the literary editor of the Chicago Tribune, the prize is awarded yearly in two categories, fiction and non-fiction, to... 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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