Tag: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Soyinka, Adichie, Wanner for Canex Literary Webinar on August 31

    Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Zukiswa Wanner are among the writers who will take part in the Creative Africa Nexus (Canex) Literary Webinar on August 31. The International African Trade Fair is an initiative that supports the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Established by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives WEB Dubois Award.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives WEB Dubois Award.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received Harvard University’s WEB Dubois Award at a ceremony at the University in the United States on October 6, 2022. The W. E. B. Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honour in the field of African and African American studies. It is awarded to individuals in the United States and across the…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Notes on Grief’ reading in Lagos.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Notes on Grief’ reading in Lagos.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s first event of 2022 was a reading of Notes on Grief at the Alliance Française/ Mike Adenuga Centre in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, January 15. The event was co-organised by her with her publishers, Narrative Landscape Press. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is not a new name for anyone who follows the African literary…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” award at a ceremony on Sunday, December 6, 2020. The Women’s Prize for Fiction, founded in 1996, is the most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honouring fiction written by women in the UK. The team organising the prize announced a “Winner of…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is engaging “Half of A Yellow Sun” fans on Instagram.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is engaging “Half of A Yellow Sun” fans on Instagram.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is engaging fans of her famous novel Half of A Yellow Sun on Instagram. The first session was on November 27 and the last will be on December 31, 2020. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of A Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013). The…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners.”

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners.”

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was announced the Women’s Prize for Literature “Winner of Winners” on November 11, 2020. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring fiction written by women. Founded in 1996, the Prize was set up to celebrate originality, accessibility, and excellence in writing by women…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Abantu Book Festival 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Abantu Book Festival 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to feature at the Abantu Book Festival 2018 on Friday, December 7. The Nigerian author will be in conversation with Prof Pumla Dineo Gqola at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, Soweto, Azania. The Abantu Book Festival was founded to build a space for black South African readers and writers to interact.…

  • Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.

    Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie nonfiction titles now in Arabic.

    The Arabic editions of two titles by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie were presented at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on November 7, 2018. The translation of the two nonfiction titles We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele is the work of Rewayat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is probably the biggest name in African writing today…

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 opening day: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. #FBF18

    Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 opening day: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. #FBF18

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aka Morchiladze and Nino Haratischwili were the literary speakers at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 opening day. The Franfurt Book Fair. It doesn’t get bigger than that. This book fair is the granddaddy of them all having started 500 years ago in the wake of the invention of the printing press. The…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Achille Mbembe at Africa rich Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Achille Mbembe at Africa rich Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Achille Mbembe are two of the speakers at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. This festival to take place in Frankfurt, Germany from October 9-14 will feature a large number of African delegates in all segments of the literary business. The Frankfurter Buchmesse, popularly known in the English speaking world as…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Everett M. Rogers Award 2019.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Everett M. Rogers Award 2019.

    Nigerian author, cultural critic and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award 2019. The Everett M. Rogers Award is given annually to honours the late USC Annenberg professor Everett M. Rogers, whose Diffusion of Innovations is the second-most cited book in the social sciences. The award has been given…

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018 for her “refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others”. The annual prize is given annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, casts an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze…

  • Adichie, Ilube, Mbue, Noah make “100 Most Influential Africans of 2017” list

    Adichie, Ilube, Mbue, Noah make “100 Most Influential Africans of 2017” list

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tony Ilube, Imbolo Mbue, and Trevor Noah made the list of “100 Most Influential Africans of 2017” curated by The New African magazine. The New African is a magazine that provides insights and analysis on African politics and economics. The publication, which is 45 years old, gives in-depth monthly reports bringing Africa…

  • Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    Mgqolozana, Mabanckou, Golakai make New African’s 100 Most Influential Africans 2016 List

    The New African’s 100 most influential Africans list 2016 include a healthy number of those in the book business from all corners of the continent. The fill list was done with the help of guest editor Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and includes Alain Mabankou. Hawa Jande Golakai, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Roye Okupe, Thando Mgqolozana, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,…

  • 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…