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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 devastating essay on loss and the people we love from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. 'Grief is a cruel kind of education. You learn how ungentle mourning can be, how full of anger. You learn how glib condolences can feel. You learn how much grief is about language, the failure of language and the grasping for language' On 10 June 2020, the scholar James Nwoye Adichie died suddenly in Nigeria. In this tender and powerful essay, expanded from the original New Yorker text, his daughter, a self-confessed daddy's girl, remembers her beloved father. Notes on Grief is at once a tribute to a long life of grace and wisdom, the story of a daughter's fierce love for a parent, and a revealing examination of the layers of loss and the nature of grief.
Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience - classics which will endure for generations to come. How easy it was to lie to strangers, to create with strangers the versions of our lives we imagined. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria. Self-assured Ifemelu heads for America. But quiet, thoughtful Obinze finds post-9/11 America closed to him, and plunges into a dangerous undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion - for each other and for their homeland. Fearless, gripping and spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Americanah is a richly told story of love and expectation in a globalised world. 'Some novels tell a great story and other make you chane the way you look at the world. Americanah does both' Guardian
A beautiful hardback, elastic hinged desk diary with a week to a view alongside an inspiring and powerful quote or a photograph of Chimamanda and a brand-new introduction from her. 'We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller.' 'Not one day longer.' This year, with some words of wisdom to inspire you, you will walk tall. Make 2021 your biggest year yet, with this beautifully designed hardback diary filled with some of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's most inspirational quotes. From her award-winning novels like Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah, to her stirring calls to arms We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, from her countless magazine covers, her work with Beyonce and sharing the stage with Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most defining and stirring voices of our time - a truly modern icon. Now, each day, Adichie will inspire you to stand up and be heard. Start your year off on the right foot and be inspired to be exactly who you want to be in 2021. After all, as Chimamanda says: 'It's not your job to be likeable. It's your job to be yourself.'
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
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!
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