Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:14 , Written by Adam Wagwau (Writer)
Literary phenom, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will be in the country for a series of events dubbed 'Reflections On A Decade.' The first one being A Lecture On Americanah taking place this Friday, 29th November between 2.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. at Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi). Entry is free with registration for the event taking on the Kwani? Website.
Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi is a 36-year old author, most famous for her books, Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Half A Yellow Sun (2006). She has also written The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and Americanah earlier this year.
You can get yourself a copy of Americanah if you buy advanced tickets to the Kwani? Book Party this Friday, 29th November at the Marshalls Warehouse on Loita Street (CBD). Buy a ticket at Kshs. 1,000 and get either a copy of Americanah or Yvonne Adhiambo Awuor's Dust plus entry to the party. Entry only is Kshs. 400.
Lecture On Americanah will add to her many speaking engagements including two TED appearances and Commonwealth Lecture at the Guildhall in London. Chimamanda was shortlisted for the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing (2002), won the BBC Short Story Competition (2002), shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction (2004), longlisted for the Booker Prize (2004) and was among one of the MacArthur Foundation grantees (2008) among other recogintions.
'Reflections On A Decade' is a series of events with an aim to reflect their work in the literary and art space over the past decade.