Tag: Chimamanda Adichie

  • Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017

    Chimamanda Adichie wins Le Grand Prix De L’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017

    Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro 2017. Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro was established in 2006 by the French magazine Madame Figaro to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature. Each year the…

  • Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies

    Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies

    We need to see these five kickass African novels beloved by many become movies we can all watch at the movies. Those who attended the recently ended Writivism 2016 must have been pleased to find that they could watch one of the continents most beloved books turned movie; Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of A Yellow Sun.…

  • Chimamanda Adichie to receive prestigious US honorary degree

    Chimamanda Adichie to receive prestigious US honorary degree

    Chimamanda Adichie is one of eight distinguished achievers set to receive an honorary degree from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, United States. Adichie who earned a prestigious creative writing master’s from the university, She is joined by filmmaker Spike Lee, Nobel Prize winner Richard Axel and Ellen M Heller, Maryland’s first woman to become an administrative…

  • Apply for Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Creative Writing Workshop 2016!

    Apply for Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Creative Writing Workshop 2016!

    Chimamanda Adichie will be the lead at the Farafina Trust creative writing workshop in Lagos, Nigeria from June 21 to July 1, 2016.  She will be accompanied by Caine Prize-winning Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, Aslak Sira Myhre and others. The workshop is sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. Farafina Trust is a non-profit organization established to promote…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Bailey’s Prize best of the best

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Bailey’s Prize best of the best

    There’s yet another gong for our African literary supernova folks. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been selected the best of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, as chosen by the Chairs of judges of the past ten years. Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in…

  • Top Writers in New African 100 most influential list.

    Top Writers in New African 100 most influential list.

    The New African magazine has published its highly regarded 100 Hundred Most Influential Africans 2014 and it has some of what the team who run the publication considers the Africans to watch in 2014. The list is segmented into different categories like politics, media, arts and culture, business, and more. A few of the writers…

  • Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    Noviolet, Chimamanda and Aminatta for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At 100,000 Euros it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The long list for this year’s awards were announced yesterday and there are…

  • Chimamanda Adichie misses out on Bailey’s Prize for Literature 2014

    Chimamanda Adichie misses out on Bailey’s Prize for Literature 2014

    We have a winner. After long lists and shortlists and the hype we finally have a winner for the Bailey’s Prize 2014; Elmear McBride for her book A girl is a half formed thing. The prize was handed a tonight in Westminister, UK. African literature watchers were hoping for a win for Nigerian Chimamanda Adichie…

  • Chimamanda Adichie wins National Book Critics Award 2013

    Chimamanda Adichie wins National Book Critics Award 2013

    Chimamanda Adichie is the biggest name in Nigerian (if not African) literature right now. She is kinda like the Lupita Nyong’o of literature from this rock we live on and love so much. Her book Americanah was published last year and she has been racking up the nominations and wins for this one book. In…

  • Chimamanda Adichie makes Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 longlist

    Chimamanda Adichie makes Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 longlist

    You may or may not know the Baileys Women Prize for women but you probably know about it in its old life. It all started in January 1992, a diverse group of creative types both male and female gathered together in a flat in London, UK (England, not Siaya). The Booker Prize shortlist of 1991,…

  • Nairobi goes gaga for Chimamanda Adichie

    Nairobi goes gaga for Chimamanda Adichie

    The Kwani Trust turned ten years old this year and the trust that built its name as the new face of Kenyan literature hosted several events to celebrate this fact. I was one of the many Nairobi folks that filled the University of Nairobi 8-4-4 hall on Friday last week. The crowd was full and…

  • Chimamanda Adichie for Kwani 10 year anniversary festivities

    Chimamanda Adichie for Kwani 10 year anniversary festivities

    Nairobi was in the throes of literary awesomeness as we hosted the Storymoja Hay Festival 2013 in September. Hold onto your horses literary fans; have we got a follow up literary event for you. Its the ten year anniversary of Kenya’s most famous literary journal Kwani? at the end of November Kwani? started ten years…

  • Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a yellow sun movie trailer out

    Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a yellow sun movie trailer out

    We all read books then watch their movie version and complain bitterly that the director never did justice to the jewel we all read. It’s not often that we get to see books by our fellow Africans in the cinematic form so this post will please some of us. The movie trailer for Half of…

  • Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie Wins Heartland prize

    Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie Wins Heartland prize

    This Chimamanda. Nigeria’s sweetheart writer Chimamanda Adichie has been doing what she does yet again; winning awards for her novels. The latest of her awards is the 2013 Heartland Prize. This annual prize, an initiative of the Chicago Tribune, was created in 1988 and sees authors awarded in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction. These prizes…

  • The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.

    The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.

    Last year, I visited one of the most beautiful wildlife destinations on the planet; The Maasai Mara. At that place, I was a guest at the Olare Mara Kempinski which is in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Suffice it to say that the place is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of…