Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie has been named in the BBC’s list of “100 Novels That Shaped Our World.” The list covers English language novels written over the past 300 years.
Other writers on the list include Jane Austen (for “Pride and Prejudice”); Chinua Achebe (“Things Fall Apart”); Ernest Hemingway (“For Whom The Bell Tolls”); Charles Dickens (“Our Mutual Friend”), JK Rowling (the “Harry Potter” series); Ben Okri (“Astonishing The Gods”); and Toni Morrison (“Beloved”)Read the full article here.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the prestigious UN Foundation Global Leadership Award by the United Nations Foundation, making her the youngest African and only Nigerian to have received the award.
Adichie was recognized for her work in Literature – most notably, her talent for using storytelling to connect with people across generations and cultures on issues related to gender, identity, racial inequality as well as for being a leader on the frontlines of global progress.
The award ceremony took place on the 20th of November, 2019.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel, Americanah (2013), has been named by TIME Magazine as one of the ten best fiction books published during the 2010s.Read the full article here.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received the 2019 Kassel Citizens’ ” Prism of Reason” Award for “her vision of humanistic diversity”. According to the organizers, this prize is awarded to persons or institutions whose work serves the ideals of the Enlightenment by overcoming ideological barriers and promoting reason and tolerance towards dissenters.
The award ceremony took place on the 15th of September at the State Theater of Kassel in Germany.Read the full article here.
HBO Max has announced that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel Americanah will be adapted into a 10-episode TV series for the streaming service. Danai Gurira will serve as the showrunner for the series, which will star Lupita Nyong’o.Read the full article here.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been featured on the cover of the prestigious September issue of British Vogue. Titled “Forces for Change”, the September 2019 issue features fifteen women tranforming their respective fields and global culture.Read the full article here.
In May 2019, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie became the first person in the history of Yale University to serve as the Class Day speaker and receive an honorary doctorate during the same commencement weekend. Ms. Adichie was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree “in appreciation for [her] superb talent and leadership in literature and the public sphere.”Read the full article here.
On May 18th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University and delivered the keynote address during the 2019 commencement ceremony for Georgetown College.Read the full article here.
On Saturday, May 11th, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary degree from American University in Washington, DC and deliver the commencement address for the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Adichie is being honored as “one of the world’s most powerful voices in fiction”.Read the full article here.