Awards Fiction Nigeria

Chimamanda Adichie wins Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to be the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award 2018 winner. Poets & Writers, founded in 1970, is one of the largest non-profit literary organizations in the United States serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The organization publishes a bi-monthly magazine called Poets & Writers Magazine, and […]

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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 […]

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Chimamanda Adichie announces cancellation of Farafina Trust Workshop 2017

The Farafina Trust Workshop 2017 will not be happening its founder Chimamanda Adichie has said in a statement. This happened after its main sponsor Nigerian Breweries abruptly withdrew its patronage. Farafina Trust is a non-profit organization established to promote reading, writing, a culture of social introspection and engagement with society through the literary arts. One […]

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Chimamanda Adichie feature on Black Identity series

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie and Taiye Selasi feature in a new series that speaks about Black identity by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an art museum north of Copenhagen, Denmark that produce weekly videos on art, literature, music, design and architecture. Their Vimeo channel describes themselves as having, “videos on the arts, featuring […]

Awards Nigeria

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 […]


Lupita Nyong’o owns the movie rights for Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

I love this story. Chimamanda Adichie has been wowing audience with her latest book Americanah a love story that follows a young couple from Nigeria who face hard choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. The accolades have been coming from everywhere be it the US National Critics, shortlisting for the […]