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Apr

20

Friday

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation

6.00pm

Lectures

Public

This event is now fully booked. We plan to audio record the evening to be avialable on our website following the event.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian writer and leading African writer of her generation. Adichie’s work is read around the world and has been translated into over thirty languages.

Her first novel Purple Hibiscus (2003) won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize (now the Baileys Women’s Prize), the world’s top prize for female writers.  Her 2013 novel Americanah has received numerous accolades, including the US National Book Critics Circle Award.  It was named one of the Top Ten Best Books of 2013 by The New York Times. Adichie has been invited to speak around the world.  Most notably, her TED Talk, ‘The Danger of a Single Story’, on the problems of cultural underrepresentation in literature, is now one of the top ten most-viewed TED talks of all time, while another TED talk, ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, has started a worldwide conversation about feminism.

Adichie has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Edinburgh and Haverford College and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the MacArthur Foundation.

Chaired by Louisa Egbunike, Lecturer in English, this event will take the form of an interview style conversation followed by an audience Q&A.

All guests are welcome to a networking reception following the main event.

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When & where

6.00pm - 7.30pmFriday 20th April 2018

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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