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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

2 Mar
Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the mother of renowned Nigerian novelist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has died. She was 78 years old. Mrs Adichie died suddenly on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State. “It was very sudden and we are devastated,” a family spokesperson said. She is survived by her six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna,…
28 Feb
To wrap up the celebration of Black History Month (celebrated yearly in February), Amazon Books reached out to one of the world’s most outstanding writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to share her recommended books.
5 Jan
Celebrated Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie in a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on his Black Box Interview series on Bounce Radio has revealed that her parents didn't name her Chimamanda. According to the "Half Of A Yellow Sun" writer, she made up the name herself. She said: "I made up the name; I invented…
23 Dec 2020
Multiple award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named among Sunday Times' Women of the Year for 2020. Adichie made the UK Times 50 women list alongside Queen Elizabeth, US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, singer and entrepreneur, Rihanna; amongst others. Adichie and the other remarkable women were chosen for being "Inspiring, memorable and sometimes…
11 Dec 2020
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has awarded Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the “Africa Freedom Prize 2020." The award will be presented digitally on 14 December 2020. In her award-winning works, Adichie relentlessly addresses the central social grievances and political challenges of our time. As one of the most important intellectual champions of women's…
24 Oct 2020
Fellow Nigerians, 1. This is a difficult time for our nation but together we will prevail. 2. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place…
23 Oct 2020
NOTE to television broadcasters: please include subtitles to enable all Nigerians hear and understand Fellow Nigerians, This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail. On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian…
22 Oct 2020
Under President Muhammadu Buhari, there is a sense that the country could burn to the ground. For years, the name SARS hung in the air here in Nigeria like a putrid fog. SARS, which stood for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was supposed to be the elite Nigerian police unit dedicated to fighting crime, but it was…
11 Oct 2020
It’s been seven years since multiple award-winning writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s last novel, Americanah, took the world by storm.
27 Sep 2020
• In memoriam: James Nwoye Adichie, 1932-2020 From England, my brother set up the Zoom calls every Sunday, our boisterous lockdown ritual, two siblings joining from Lagos, three from the United States, and my parents, sometimes echoing and crackly, from Abba, our ancestral home town, in southeastern Nigeria. On June 7th, there was my father, only…
Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie and Lupita Nyong'O
1 Mar 2020
In 2018, Lupita Nyong’o acquired the rights to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2013 novel Americanah, as a limited series for HBO Max which will have Dana Gurira as showrunner. Americanah was a bestseller and won countless awards, its critique of race in America so light-hearted and fun that it resonated with Nyong’o right away. But…
5 Jan 2020
The new decade is looking better for  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as she is set to receive the first Belle van Zuylenring this month, starting off where she left last decade. An honorary prize set by the ILFU International Literature Festival Utrecht, Adichie is receiving the prize “because of the unique way in which she knows how…

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