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Photos: Ten Women On Why Feminism Still Matters

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Chimamanda Adichie: ‘Mornings are dark, and I lie in bed, wrapped in fatigue. I cry often…’

‘I want to say that I am a strong Igbo woman, a strong Nigerian woman, a strong African woman, and we don’t do depression.’ – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sometimes it begins with a pimple. A large shiny spot appears on my forehead. Or it begins with a feeling of heaviness, ...

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David Oyelowo to Star Alongside Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Americanah’

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and recent Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo have been cast in the film version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Americanah. The casting, reported by Variety, is another step forward for the cinematic adaptation of Adichie’s celebrated book, which the New York Times Book Review deemed ...

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Farafina Set To Publish Me At Last!

Actually, it’s not just me o. It’s the entire Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop class of 2013. You know us, right? We’re the ones you can see here . . .And here . . . And here. It turns out that after three weeks of learning under the savvy tutelage ...

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‘I’m So Bored By The Beyoncé Question.’ – reveals Chimamanda Adichie

When Beyoncé released her self-titled fifth studio album, it was not only the Beyhive community that cheered. Nigerians, who may not be fans of the singer, also did the same. Why? Well, one of our most celebrated authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s TED Talk about feminism was featured on in a ...

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Chimamanda Adichie writes: The Miraculous Deliverance Of Oga Jona

This is a piece (short story) written by award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie. Please read and share your thoughts. * As soon as he opened his eyes, he felt it. A strange peace, a calm clarity. He stretched.  Even his limbs were stronger and surer. He looked at his phone. ...

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Nigeria’s Censors Board Finally Approves Release of Half Of A Yellow Sun

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has finally ended the long wait for the release of Nigeria’s biggest budget movie, Half of a Yellow Sun, an adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s book, of the same title, directed by Biyi Bandele. The Board’s approval of Half of a Yellow Sun ...

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Writerly Thinz: Words Of The Day

This is sort of a re-post. The following are snippets of Chimamanda Adichie’s words from the Stylist Magazine session, where she confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o had purchased film rights to her novel, Americanah. And they are quotes I supposed would be useful to one or two writers. Yes, yes, I ...

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Lupita Nyong’o To Reteam With Brad Pitt For Americanah Movie

Actress Lupita Nyong’o is set to reteam with her 12 Years A Slave co-star and producer Brad Pitt on a big screen adaptation of the critically-acclaimed romance novel Americanah. Pitt has acquired the film rights to bestselling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, which centres upon a love story between two ...

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‘We can solve our own problems.’ Chimamanda Adichie is against Nigeria receiving foreign assistance to #BringBackOurGirls

While speaking at the 2014 Hay Festival for Literature and Arts in Wales recently, award-winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie expressed her reservations on the foreign assistance Nigeria is receiving on the missing Chibok school girls. Adichie said the foreign government should focus on solving their own problems and leave Nigeria ...

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