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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who grew up in Nigeria,
was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing. Her work
has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the
BBC Short Story Awards and has appeared in various literary
publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review.
Author photograph by Marco Del Grande
Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun is a stunning book throughout, set in 1960’s Nigeria as it erupts into the Biafran War of secession. There is so much I loved about this book, the crisp narration that never balks from taking the reader into the darkest corners of man’s nature, the relationship between the twin sisters Olanna and Kainene, the clashing of their different natures and the divergent paths they follow.
Shortlisted for the Best of the Orange Best 2010 by the Orange Prize Youth Panel. Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 14 March 2007. Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of conflict and the end of colonialism. We experience this strife through the household of a university lecturer. It is a tale of class more than race, of tribal differences and of the horrors of the period. It is immensely impressive, a big novel in every sense. Highly recommended.
A heartbreaking, exquisitely written masterpiece. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. In 1960s Nigeria, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy Englishman, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Nigerian Civil War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece is a novel about the end of colonialism, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions-compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive-for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can allow women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
NagraA ivana nigerijska spisateljica Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977.) zasjala je na svjetskoj knjizevnoj sceni romanom Polovica zutog sunca u kojem prikazuje graA anski rat u Nigeriji. Amerikana, njezin treci i jednako snazan roman, ocrtava zivot u poslijeratnoj Nigeriji, ali i u SAD-u i Velikoj Britaniji. Roman je dobio nagradu americkog Nacionalnog udruzenja knjizevnih kriticara (kojom su svojedobno ovjencane i nobelovke Alice Munro i Toni Morrison).Amerikana ponajprije prati sudbinu mladog para I Ifemelu i Obinzea. Njihova Nigerija shrvana je korupcijom i siromaA tvom, a ljudi bjeA e iz zemlje, i to ne zbog gladi ili rata, veA zbog letargije uzrokovane nedostatkom izbora"e;. Samosvjesna Ifemelu odlazi na studij u Ameriku gdje proA ivljava neuspjehe i pobjede, nove ljubavne veze i prekide, ali stalno osjeA a teA inu onoga o A emu u Nigeriji nikad nije razmiA ljala: svoje rase. Obinze ne uspijeva dobiti ameriA ku vizu i odlazi u Englesku gdje radi ilegalno i na kraju je uhiA en.Trinaest godina poslije Obinze A ivi u Nigeriji, obogatio se i zasnovao obitelj, a Ifemelu u SAD-u piA e duhovit blog o rasnim temama koji joj donosi slavu i stipendiju na Princetonu. Prekretnica romana njezina je odluka da se vrati u Afriku. Nakon toliko godina odvojenosti i promjena Ifemelu i Obinze sastaju se u naizgled drugaA ijoj Nigeriji...Amerikana je roman o snazi prve ljubavi i mladenaA kim snovima, A ivotu u emigraciji, politiA kim previranjima, ameriA kom snu. Ona je bogata tapiserija puna A ivopisnih likova koja prikazuje dva svijeta, onaj nigerijski i ameriA ki. Iako progovara o tome A to znaA i biti crne boje koA e u 21. stoljeA u na Zapadu i ispisuje snaA nu priA u o rasi i identitetu, Amerikana je u osnovi knjiga o teA nji svakoga od nas da u ovome razlomljenom, napuknutom i A esto okrutnom svijetu naA emo svoje mjesto i smisao.Neke knjige pripovijedaju velike priA e, neke mijenjaju naA pogled na svijet. Amerikana uspijeva u jednom i drugom."e;The Guardian
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS PRIZE BEST OF THE BESTWinner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpieceUgwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race - and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.
A haunting story of love and war from ';one of the world's great contemporary writers' (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of AmericanahandWe Should All Be Feminists.With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.
Commissioned by the New York Times to write a story on any aspect of the 2016 presidential campaign, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created a delicious, subversive, incisive fictional account of Melania Trump Once, in the early years, before she fully understood him, she had asked what his favourite flowers were. 'I use the best florists in the city, they're terrific,' he replied, and she realised that taste, for him, was something to be determined by somebody else, and then flaunted. From one of our greatest writers, a short story about today's befuddling political climate, an imaginary account of a day in the life of Melania Trump and a fictional glimpse into the lives of the strange family residing in Trump Tower.
Mit funfzehn Vorschlagen fur eine feministische Erziehung wirft die Bestseller-Autorin Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so einfache wie wichtige Fragen auf und spannt den Bogen zwischen zwei Generationen von Frauen.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Feministin und Autorin des preisgekronten Weltbestsellers Americanah hat einen Brief an ihre Freundin Ijeawele geschrieben, die gerade ein Madchen zur Welt gebracht hat. Ijeawele mochte ihre Tochter zu einer selbstbestimmten Frau erziehen, frei von uberholten Rollenbildern und Vorurteilen. Alles selbstverstandlich, aber wie gelingt das konkret?Mit ihrem Manifest Liebe Ijeawele. Wie unsere Tochter selbstbestimmte Frauen werden zeigt Chimamanda Adichie, dass Feminismus kein Reizwort ist, sondern eine Selbstverstandlichkeit. Mit funfzehn simplen Vorschlagen fur eine feministische Erziehung offnet sie auch den Blick auf die eigene Kindheit und Jugend. Die junge nigerianische Bestseller-Autorin steht fur einen Feminismus, mit dem sich alle identifizieren konnen. Ein Buch fur Eltern und Tochter.We should all be feminists!
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend. I have some suggestions for how to raise Chizalum. But remember that you might do all the things I suggest, and she will still turn out to be different from what you hoped, because sometimes life just does its thing. What matters is that you try. In We Should All be Feminists, her eloquently argued and much admired essay of 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proposed that if we want a fairer world we need to raise our sons and daughters differently. Here, in this remarkable new book, Adichie replies by letter to a friend's request for help on how to bring up her newborn baby girl as a feminist. With its fifteen pieces of practical advice it goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century.
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