Tag: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Buhari, Obiageli K. Ezekwesili [@obyezeks], Chimamanda & Shekau Announced By @TIME As World’s 100 Most Influential

by Deji Abiodun Four Nigerians have been announced by @TIME as world’s 100 Most Influential People, they are;Obiageli K. Ezekwesili for her role advocating the release of abducted Chibok School girls, Muhammadu Buhari for his attempts at Presiding over Nigeria and finally getting the votes in 2015 and to Ms Adiche, the[Read More…]

Ijeoma Ozichi Writes Chimamanda Adichie On The Oba Of Lagos Statement To The Igbos

Dear Chimamanda, I was scrolling through twitter to see what was trending especially with regard to Lagos elections, and stumbled upon your write-up on the Oba of Lagos’s disrespectful remarks to the Igbos and their right to exercise their civic rights. Of course being an ardent admirer of your work[Read More…]

“To Be Igbo In Nigeria Is Constantly To Be Suspect” Chimamanda Adichie Writes On The Oba Of Lagos [MUST READ Op-ED]

by Chimamanda Adichie A few days ago, the Oba of Lagos threatened Igbo leaders. If they did not vote for his governorship candidate in Lagos, he said, they would be thrown into the lagoon. His entire speech was a flagrant performance of disregard. His words said, in effect: I think so[Read More…]

‘I Wanted To Claim My Own Name’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks As She Covers Vogue Magazines’ April Issue

But Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has many more stories to tell, as Erica Wagner discovers for the April 2015 issue of Vogue Magazine UK. The oppression of women, she says, “Makes me angry. I can’t not be angry. I don’t know how you can just be calm. My family says to me,[Read More…]

Chimamanda Adichie: Nigeria’s Postponed Election Is An Embarrassment Of Bad Choices

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Last week, Victor, a carpenter, came to my Lagos home to fix a broken chair. I asked him whom he preferred as Nigeria’s next president: the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, or his challenger, Muhammadu Buhari. “I don’t have a voter’s card, but if I did, I would[Read More…]

Real Reason Why The Guardian UK Took Down Chimamanda Adichie’s Article About Depression

On Sunday, an article which discusses depression by award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie went viral after being posted first on The Guardian UK. Hours later, the article was taken down after several online platforms had already reproduced the insightful post. Guardian cited technical errors as their reason for publishing[Read More…]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie And Alexander McCall Smith To Headline Emirates Airline Festival Of Literature

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will return in March 2015 with more than 120 authors and a range of talks, panel discussions and masterclasses, all revolving around the theme of Wonderland. Speaking during the launch ceremony at the festival venue, the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, the event’s director Isobel[Read More…]

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Private Experience, A Short Story

Two women caught up in a violent street riot take shelter in an abandoned shop. A short story by the Orange Prize-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chika climbs in through the store window first and then holds the shutter as the woman climbs in after her. The store looks as[Read More…]

Chimamanda Adichie: Nigeria’s Brutal Past Haunts The present

On the Saturday that I took my family to the Lagos premiere of the film adaptation of my novel Half of a Yellow Sun, I watched my parents and tried to hide my anxiety. I wondered what they would make of it, but my worry went beyond the film. It[Read More…]

Censors Board Stops The Release Of “Half Of A Yellow Sun” A Film About The Biafran War

By BBC The film, by Nigerian-born British director Biyi Bandele, was set to open in Nigerian cinemas on Friday. A film board spokesman told AFP there were “regulatory issues” with the film but that it wasn’t “officially banned”. The film is based on a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about[Read More…]