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    Chimamanda denies Giwa-Amu’s claims of plagiarism

Chimamanda denies Giwa-Amu’s claims of plagiarism

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    Chimamanda Adichie to receive ‘highest degree’ at Ivy League university

Chimamanda Adichie to receive ‘highest degree’ at Ivy League university

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    Chimamanda: #MeToo hasn’t addressed inequality… domestic work still seen as women’s duty

Chimamanda: #MeToo hasn’t addressed inequality… domestic work still seen as women’s duty

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    Chimamanda stages ‘literary evening’ to end 2019 creative writing workshop

Chimamanda stages ‘literary evening’ to end 2019 creative writing workshop

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    ICYMI: Chimamanda becomes first Nigerian to receive UN’s Global Leadership Award

ICYMI: Chimamanda becomes first Nigerian to receive UN’s Global Leadership Award

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    Lupita Nyong’o to star in HBO’s ‘Americanah’ series — based on Chimamanda’s novel

Lupita Nyong’o to star in HBO’s ‘Americanah’ series — based on Chimamanda’s novel

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    National Geographic celebrates Chimamanda Adichie, Michelle Obama

National Geographic celebrates Chimamanda Adichie, Michelle Obama

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    Chimamanda Adichie, Kenyan prof to speak at Anambra cultural event

Chimamanda Adichie, Kenyan prof to speak at Anambra cultural event

Chimamanda Adichie, award winning writer, and Patrick Lumumba, renowned professor in Kenya, are billed to speak at 5th edition of the Face of Okija cultural pageant. The event is scheduled for December 29 at the ObiJackson Sports Arena, in Okija, Anambra state. Adichie and Lumumba are expected to speak on aspects of the African culture in line with the theme of the [...]

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    Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is fastest selling book of 2018

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is fastest selling book of 2018

'Becoming', the highly anticipated memoir by Michelle Obama, former US first lady, is now the fastest selling book in 2018. Forbes reports that on November 13, its debut date, the book sold over 725,000 copies across all formats in the US and Canada. Retail bookseller, Barnes & Noble, said first-week sales of the book has outperformed first-week sales of Ben Woodward’s 'Fear: [...]

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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world. Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    Einstein Foundation names Ezekwesili, Adichie among ‘100 visionaries of our time’

Einstein Foundation names Ezekwesili, Adichie among ‘100 visionaries of our time’

The Albert Einstein Foundation has selected Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, and Chimamanda Adichie, literary icon, among "the leading visionaries of our time”. The foundation chose the Nigerians and 98 other renowned figures from around the world in diverse fields of human endeavour as part of the centennial celebrations marking Albert Einstein's ‘Theory of General Relativity’. Some of the visionaries include Paulo [...]

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    Chimamanda Adichie denies making pro-Biafra comment

Chimamanda Adichie denies making pro-Biafra comment

Chimamanda Adichie, Nigerian novelist, has described as false, the reports quoting her as saying she is "Biafran and nothing else". She also distanced herself from the story: ‘Enough of this Political Correctness, I am a Biafran and Nothing Else — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie'. Adichie said the quotes credited to her in the report were invented. "This headline below, and other similar headlines, which [...]

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    Chimamanda Adichie wins French literary award

Chimamanda Adichie wins French literary award

Chimamanda Adichie, Nigerian writer, has been named winner of the Le Grand Prix De L'héroïne Madame Figaro. The prize was established in 2006 by the French magazine Madame Figaro to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature. Each year the shortlisted works are selected by the magazine’s editor. A team of judges, chaired by Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, a journalist, selected one French novel, one [...]

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    Adichie makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

Adichie makes Fortune’s list of 50 greatest world leaders

Chimamanda Adichie, award-winning Nigerian writer, has been named among Fortune Magazine's 50 greatest world leaders. Adichie who ranked at number 42 was closely followed by Marc Benioff, CEO and chairman of Saleforce. Theo Epstein, president of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, is ranked number one. Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’ recently won the “One Book, One New York” campaign from the New York city mayor’s [...]

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    After Soyinka, Adichie is second Nigerian to join American Academy of Arts and Letters

After Soyinka, Adichie is second Nigerian to join American Academy of Arts and Letters

 Chimamanda Adichie has been named as an honourary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, becoming the second Nigerian in the academy. The Half of a Yellow Sun writer will be honoured alongside Kaija Saariaho, a composer from Finland and Zadie Smith, a writer from England. [...]

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    VIDEO: A white man doesn’t get to define what racism is, says Adichie

VIDEO: A white man doesn’t get to define what racism is, says Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian novelist, says white people lack the moral standing to define racism. The writer said this during an argument with Emmet Tyrell, the editor in chief of the American Spectator, on BBC Newsnight. When asked by the host Emily Maitlis if Trump had been racist in his language, Tyrell said "no he hasn't". Adichie almost immediately interjected, saying: "I am [...]

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