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The first three books Cassava is publishing in the US. Credit: Cassava/Quartz

Nigerian book publisher Cassava Republic is opening shop in the US

For eons, piracy in African book publishing has been something that booksellers lived with and factored in as part of the climate of doing business.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on what Americans get wrong about Africa (Video)

Chimamanda Adichie is vocal about many things and African literature ranks highly on that list.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby with her diptych painting Garden, Thriving, 2016. Credit: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian

The Nigerian artist who is exploding the myth of the ‘authentic African experience’

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is walking around the Victoria Miro gallery in east London, calmly examining her paintings.

Lagos, Nigeria. Credit: FT

Weekend guide to Lagos

The culturally rich city has plenty to offer in the way of art and entertainment.

Food for thought: Cover of ‘Longthroat Memoirs’ by Yemisi Aribisala © Cassava Republic

Publisher's expansion brings Nigerian writers to world stage

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned in 2009 about the danger of hearing a “single story” about a person, country or continent.

Is Donald Trump racist? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie certainly thinks so

Is Donald Trump racist? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie certainly thinks so (Video)

Renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shuts down nonsensical argument being made by the American Spectator’s editor in chief American R Emmett Tyrrell.

The images of Igbo before: An interview with Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Founder of Ukpuru

The images of Igbo before: An interview with Chiadikobi Nwaubani, Founder of Ukpuru

Culture is always evolving and changing. Like Chimamanda Adichie said, “Culture does not make people, people make culture.”

Kunle Afolayan at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for the premiere of his new film, The CEO. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images

Premiere on a plane: How Nollywood is aiming mile-high

The world’s most prolific film industry may be beset by problems, but director Kunle Afolayan is hoping to help it take off.

A black child and a white woman hold hands in Bamako, Mali

#LintonLies: Louise Linton just wrote the perfect White-Savior-in-Africa story

If there is one media narrative about Africa that refuses to be squashed, it’s the White-Savior-in-Africa bug.

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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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Baileys prize crowns Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as its 'best of the best' of the last decade

Pitted against nine other titles – from Zadie Smith’s On Beauty to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the Biafran war, Half of a Yellow Sun, has been named the best winner of the women’s prize for fiction of the last decade – by both the public and a 10-strong judging panel.

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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.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Danger of a Single Story

The danger of a single story (TED Talk): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Video)

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Will Smith in the trailer for the movie "Concussion". The actor plays real-life Nigerian doctor Bennet Omalu. Omalu discovered that the hard hits received by American National Football League (NFL) players could cause serious brain damage.

The generic "African" accent: Why does every African movie character have the same accent?

Hollywood has an Africa problem. The latest manifestation of this is the trailer of Will Smith’s new film, Concussion, in which Smith plays the real-life Nigerian pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu.

Traffic on Agege Motor Road in Lagos

In Nigeria, the hustle that makes Lagos bustle

All of Lagos is a mobile supermarket. Informal stalls selling soccer jerseys, mangoes, and iPhone cables sprout between its buildings like plants growing in the cracks of a rock – improbable and tenacious.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie poses with her novel "Americanah" ahead of the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction in London June 4, 2014. She was a 2002 finalist of the Caine Prize. Photo: Neil Hall/Reuters/File

The Caine Prize: Is it the foreign gatekeeper of Africa's fiction?

Since its inception 15 years ago, one of Africa’s most prominent literary prizes has been at the center of debate over what constitutes as African literature. The Caine Prize committee announced its 2015 finalists on Tuesday.

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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.

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Time's "100 Most Influential People" list

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Time's "100 Most Influential People" list

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been listed by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people.

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The Oba's words matter: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the recent threat made by the Oba of Lagos

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.

Apollo - A short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Apollo: A short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Twice a month, like a dutiful son, I visited my parents in Enugu, in their small overfurnished flat that grew dark in the afternoon.

British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 'Half of a Yellow Sun’, the Nigerian film industry's biggest production to date

The rise and rise of the $5B industry called Nollywood

Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry is booming, but lack of funding and rampant piracy holds it back. A stronger effort to improve quality, enforce intellectual property laws and clampdown on piracy should help to generate substantial revenues that really whet the appetite of investors.

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Chinua Achebe: After Empire - An interview with The New Yorker from 2008

In a myth told by the Igbo people of Nigeria, men once decided to send a messenger to ask Chuku, the supreme god, if the dead could be permitted to come back to life.

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2 years later: Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria's world-renowned literary icon

It has been two years since the passing of the world-renowned Nigerian literary icon and social critic, Chinua Achebe. The man of letters passed on January 21st, 2013 in a Boston hospital after a brief illness, leaving many Nigerians in shock and rattling the literary world.

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 speaks about her novel Americanah at the Emirate Airline Festival of Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s latest award-winning novel revolves around a Nigerian girl in America

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author of “Americanah”

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.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author of the award-winning and best-selling novel "Americanah"

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.

Olikoye by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook

Olikoye: A new short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How softly the rain fell that Monday morning when my water broke. Because I was used to the raging downpours of Lagos, this quiet patter calmed me, filled me with peace.

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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?

Wole Soyinka, the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature

Game Changers Africa: Wole Soyinka (Video)

In 1986, Nigerian author and playwright Wole Soyinka, became the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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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Finding African stories: Moky Makura (Video)

Moky Makura is a Nigerian-born South African TV presenter/producer, publisher, writer, actress and entrepreneur.

'Ghana Must Go' by Taiye Selasi

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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The Miraculous Deliverance Of Oga Jona: A Satirical Piece on Nigeria by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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. Thirty-seven new text messages – and all while he was asleep. With one click, he deleted them.

Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Biafra

Nigeria's history problem needs the light from "Half of a Yellow Sun"

We Nigerians must deal with our fear of examining the civil war and the wrongs of the past. Biyi Bandele’s new film is a step forward.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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?

Director Biyi Bandele and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the premiere in Lagos in April

Half of a Yellow Sun film approved by Nigeria censors

The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.