Tag: Americanah

EditorDecember 17, 2020

Wilfred Okiche profiles ‘Winner of Winners;’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | #YNaijaPOTY2020 Nominee

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 43, is practically the most recognisable Nigerian alive. The responsibility of representing a diverse, multi-ethnic entity of ...

Nelson C.JDecember 30, 2019

Can we get excited about ‘Americanah’ at this point?

With the announcement of a series-adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ by HBO in September came a lot of skepticism ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 29, 2019

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi profiles Chimamanda Adichie: A cultural icon | Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year Nominee 2019

In late 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced she was moving the Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop from Lagos to Awka ...

Op-Ed EditorDecember 20, 2019

5 Things that Should Matter Today: Wilfred Ndidi is now Nigeria’s most expensive player in the English Premier League

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is now Nigeria’s most expensive player in the English premier league according to  statistics published ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 20, 2019

Will ‘Americanah’ be another Hollywood flop in portraying its Nigerian characters?

In 2014, about a year after it was published, Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel which won the National Book ...

Ada IgboanugoDecember 31, 2014

David Oyelowo talks ‘Selma’, ‘MLK’ & Chimamanda’s Americanah in Essence Magazine

by Chinwe Okafor Following racial tensions that have been going on for months now and the rift caused by the ...

Isime EseneDecember 31, 2014

Keside Anosike profiles Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Shoes, magic & the truth – A Chimamanda you don’t know (Y!/YNaija.com Person of the Year 2014 Nominee)

by Keside Anosike “Home is where my best shoes are”, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stated in an interview with the world’s ...

Isime EseneAugust 11, 2014

Review: Here is the problem with the ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ film

by Wilfred Okiche   The film event of the year in these parts isn’t going to be Marvel’s latest money ...

March 26, 2014

Cover of Chude Jideonwo’s new book ‘Are we the turning-point generation?’ released

by Akintomiwa Agbaje Kachifo Limited, which has published some of the continent’s most finest writers including Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Sefi Atta Binyavanga ...

March 9, 2014

#TheYNaijaInterview: “I did not give Chimamanda permission to use my lyrics” – Obiwon

by Wilfred Okiche Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu, the singer better known as Obiwon recently released his third album ‘Gold water’. He stopped by ...

March 5, 2014

Ayodeji Rotinwa: Chimamanda Adichie – Beyoncé’s favourite novelist? Or great novelist… period

by Ayodeji Rotinwa Please, do bare in mind that some of us would never know of Chimamanda if it wasn’t ...

Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 12, 2014

That thing around its neck: Is ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ the biggest flop of 2013? (YNaija Long Read)

by Wilfred Okiche One of the surest things on the planet at the moment? Come Thursday next week, when all ...

December 21, 2013

Funlayo Akinosi: The 9 books I enjoyed reading in 2013

by Funlayo Akinosi Reading a book is a purely antisocial pleasure. You – the reader – reserve the right to your ...

July 17, 2013

Chimamanda Adichie wins American prize

by Oge Okonkwo Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel AMERICANAH has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction. ...

July 15, 2013

Elnathan John lets go on Chimamanda: “The consequences of loving Ngozi”

by Elnathan John When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, darling of the world, chooses to, well, refer to Caine Prize nominee Elnathan ...

May 22, 2013

“I’m very happily feminist” – Award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Adichie on CNN’s African Voices (WATCH)

by Rachel Ogbu Award winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie has been promoting her new book, Americanah. She was  recently on CNN‘s ...

May 20, 2013

“The plot feels like an excuse”: The New York Times is not impressed with Chimamanda’s ‘Americanah’

by Janet Maslin And “Americanah” comes dangerously close to the “exaggerated histrionics” and “improbable plots” that she ascribes to Nigerian, ...

April 21, 2013

“I don’t intend to make a statement with my hair but I do:” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (WATCH)

by Rachel Ogbu   Award winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was in the UK recently and appeared on Channel 4 ...

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