Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Binyavanga Wainaina


About this Event

“We do not usually associate wisdom with beginners, but here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers. She is fearless, or she would not have taken on the intimidating horror of Nigeria’s civil war. Adichie came almost fully made.” 
 - Chinua Achebe

“An immense achievement. As well as freshly re-creating this nightmarish chapter in her country’s history, she writes about the slow process by which love, if strong enough, may overcome.”
 - The Observer (London)

Photos from this event are available on Flickr.


Audio from this Event

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Binyavanga Wainaina, 28 September 2011 | Duration: 1:10:32

Video from this Event


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was by Binyavanga Wainaina, then read from her work


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina


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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria and burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, hailed by critics as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie full bio


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Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina (1971-2019) was a Kenyan author, journalist, and winner of the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story “Discovering Home.” He was the founding editor of Kwani?, a...

Binyavanga Wainaina full bio


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