Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — Most Definitely an Author for Our Time.

Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus

I am often reluctant to gush overly when reviewing books I have read but will make an exception today. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is simply stunning. I shrieked out loud. I hid my face, not wanting to read on and yet, I demolished this book in a day. Truly, an outstanding novel and I am embarrassed to admit that I have taken all this time to find and appreciate its beauty.

Americanah

Americanah

Anyone interested in a serious and nuanced discussion on race and diversity in today’s world, should take the time to read this thought-provoking offering by the wonderful Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Set in Nigeria, London, and the United States, it follows the loves and lives of Ifemelu and Obinze and their wildly opposing experiences of life as a Nigerian living in the West. As you approach the final few chapters, you know this book will leave a cavernous hole in your heart and will leave you yearning for more. A definite must read!

The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck

The short story is such an under-rated art form, and one which is at times overlooked, but The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of twelve short stories by Adichie is a spectacular example of storytelling. Tackling hugely weighty themes such as arranged marriage, truth, death, extreme violence, authoritarian rule, domestic violence, immigration, integration… we gain a searing insight into the lives and loves of Nigerians from all social classes and backgrounds; of those living in Nigeria and further afield, and we are witness to a daily struggle to find meaning, dignity, and love in a sometimes treacherous and highly unpredictable existence. Her ability to create character and emotional attachment to so many diverse individuals is a real craft.

Half of a Yellow Sun
The Famished Road

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