MARYLAND HUMANITIES: Purple Hibiscus has been selected as the 2017 One Maryland One Book. The novel was chosen by a committee of librarians, educators, authors, and bibliophiles in February from more than 120 titles suggested last fall by readers across the state under the theme “Home and Belonging.”Read the full article here.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver the commencement address during the 228th Commencement Exercise at Williams College on Sunday, June 4.Read the full article here.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS: When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in May, fourteen newly elected members and three foreign honorary members will be inducted into the 250-person organization.
The new Foreign Honorary Members are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kaija Saariaho, and Zadie Smith.Read the full article here.
VOGUE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the new face of the Boots No7 beauty brand.Read the full article here.
ESSENCE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has granted Ghanaian director Akosua Adoma Owusu the exclusive film rights for her company Obibini Pictures LLC, to produce an adaptation of “On Monday of Last Week,” a short story from Adichie’s collection “The Thing Around Your Neck.”Read the full article here.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of eight individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the universitywide commencement ceremony on May 18.Read the full article here.
THE WASHINGTON POST: A coalition of organizations including the Swedish Women’s Lobby have partnered to make Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” available to every 16-year-old in Sweden.Read the full article here.
THE GUARDIAN: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named ‘Best of the Best’ of the winners of the second decade of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is the world’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Established in 1996, it celebrates and promotes fiction by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible. Half of a Yellow Sun won the Baileys Women’s Prize (then known as the Orange Prize) in 2007.
The ‘Best of the Best’ was chosen from the ten novels that have won the prize in the past decade. Adiche’s novel was chosen both by a panel of ten judges and by members of the public, who voted online. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the prize, this year’s panel of judges consisted of the chairs of the judging panels from the past ten years.Read the full article here.
PREMIUM TIMES (NG): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 2015 100 Most Influential People in the World.Read the full article here.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE: Renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will deliver the 2015 Commencement Address at Wellesley’s 137thCommencement Exercises on Friday, May 29.Read the full article here.