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Lunch with the FT: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Over jollof rice in Lagos, the Nigerian novelist talks about race, gender, her hard-edged heroines and her optimism for her home country — while revealing some surprising news.

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Akosua Adoma Owusu to Adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Short Story

Another novel by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting the film treatment.

Uche and Chimamanda Adichie in Lagos, Nigeria, 2016

Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Considers Her Sister a "Firm Cushion" at Her Back

I remember standing at the foot of the long stairway in our new house, too frightened to climb, everything big and unfamiliar, until my sister Uche silently took my hand and we went up together.

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13 Inspiring Quotes From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Occasionally, I forget why I love reading so much and my book consumption drops precipitously, until I come across a book that jolts me out of my funk.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the World of African Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the best-selling Nigerian author, wants American readers to know that African writers don’t just write about Africa’s problems.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Credit: Akintunde Akinleye

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: An interview with Vogue

I’m on the shore of Lagos Lagoon with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on a late afternoon in January. It is harmattan season, when a hot wind blows across the Sahara, bringing dust that makes the sun glow dark gold as it hangs over the palm trees on the opposite shore.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book Americanah makes The Guardian's list of readers' favorite books by women

The Guardian’s readers shared their favorite books by female authors ahead of International Women’s Day and in celebration of life-changing, beautiful, and inspiring stories by women.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" comes to France

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Africa’s most feted writers. Her latest novel, “Americanah,” hit French bookstands this month.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun included in BBC's list of "The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels"

In her audacious and vividly imagined second novel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie drew upon her ancestral past to write about the Biafra conflict, which traumatized her country and her family for three years after the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria seceded in 1967.

Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo will star in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah

"Americanah" coming soon: You're really going to want to see Lupita's next movie

When we ran into David Oyelowo at last night’s Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala, we wanted to know — what’s next after Selma?

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Page-to-screen possibilities for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' (Starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo)

A hair-braiding salon can be a fascinating place. Between itchy scalps and painful braids, there are stories of migration, connection, and division amongst its braiders and patrons.

David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

David Oyelowo to star with Lupita Nyong’o in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" movie adaptation

Having already secured a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,” David Oyelowo is looking to set up his future slate. Sources tell Variety that Oyelowo is set to co-star with Lupita Nyong’o in the indie drama “Americanah.”

The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the Hay Festival in 2012

Continental drift: Africa39, an anthology of writing from south of the Sahara, is too good to miss

In 2007, Britain’s Hay Festival collaborated with the Unesco World Book Capital project to publish Bogotá39, a literary collection that showcased the talents of 39 Latin American writers under the age of 40.

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African writers take center stage

Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Review by Sarah Says Read

You know how sometimes you JUST finish a book and it’s so SO great and you kind of just want to tell everyone about it?

"Looking for Transwonderland" Illustration by Rod Hunt

How to design book covers about Africa without falling into clichés

Yesterday, I wrote about the troubling visual clichés that seem to recur on the cover of every book about Africa: an acacia tree, a sunset, an arid plain.