Saturday, April 4, 2015

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichice

Lately I have been devouring the novels of  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I love her work. An award winning novelist (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction,  Commonwealth Writers' Prize) her novels ( Purple Hibiscus, "Half of a Yellow Sun", " The Thing Around Your Neck", "We Should All Be Feminists", " Americanah") crafts stories around the issues of feminism, race, culture, war,  immigration, colonialism and assimilation. Her charming lyrical style transports readers  easily between two worlds Nigeria and America. Her TED talk 2009  "The Danger of a Single Story" had 8 million views. She followed up with a TED series on " We Should All Be Feminist" based on her book of the same name. Beautiful and fashionable  Chimamanda is profiled and styled in a photo layout in next month's  April British Vogue. She divides her time between her home in Lagos and Columbia DC  with her husband  Dr Ivara Esege.  Her novel " Half of a Yellow Sun" was made into an independent film starring Thandie Newton and   Chietwol Elijofor. According to Variety Plan B has optioned her love story " Americanah" to star Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo. More great works to come from this powerful voice in contemporary world literature. 


I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to ...