What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (CNA) Means To The Fashion Industry

Owning numerous awards to her name and recently adding to her resume the first Nigerian to be awarded with the Mary McCarthy Award;  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an extraordinary writer, and speaker, wife and mother is an epitome of beauty whose fashion could be emulated by women from different career spheres. Almost, not at all seen... Continue Reading →

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The President I Want by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  The award winning author has this to say about the current state of the nation (Nigeria) and an ideal leadership that drives a society. READ below: ''Some of my relatives lived for decades in the North, in Kano and Bornu. They spoke fluent Hausa. (One relative taught me, at the age of eight, to... Continue Reading →

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Speech At Wellesley’s College

The author of Americanah- currently being made into a film starring Lupita Nyong'o, has given a speech to the graduating class of Wellesley College - a women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts - about what it means to be a woman. Talking about everything from lipstick to what it means to be liked, her advice... Continue Reading →

Lupita Could Feature In Americanah Movie

  Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the film rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah.   Earlier this year, Adichie hinted about something big she was working on with Nyong’o but didn’t divulge any of the details. In an interview with Arise TV, Adichie said Nyong’o read the novel, loved it and that she... Continue Reading →

7 Inspirational African Women

The power of an image became viscerally clear to me recently when I changed my blog profile photo. In the previous one I had this sassy don’t-mess-with-me look, which I do sometimes like to sport in “real” life, but I’m much better represented in this new one. It surprised me that I felt so relieved... Continue Reading →

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 →

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Lupita Nyongo’s Beauty: I’m So Grateful She Exists by Chanel Parks

During a recent segment of HuffPost Live, critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and her influence on beauty for black women. "I think her existence is very important" Adichie said, while expressing her personal adoration for the actress. Adichie goes on to talk about Nyong'o's mainstream presence, pressing the notion that the Kenyan... Continue Reading →

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