Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Binyavanga Wainaina


photo of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Binyavanga Wainaina
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 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 years” (Baltimore Sun),...

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photo of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Binyavanga Wainaina
Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story “Discovering Home.” He is the founding editor of Kwani?, a literary...

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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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