The Department of English and the Esther Freier Endowment present

An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oct 2019
About the Event

The Department of English and the Esther Freier Endowment present Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian writer whose 2009 TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story, is one of the most-viewed talks of all time. Her 2012 talk, We Should All Be Feminists, was published as a book in 2014 (and excerpted in the Beyoncé song "Flawless"). Adichie is the author of the novels Americanah, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, winner of the Orange Prize; and Purple Hibiscus, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Adichie’s latest book is Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Adichie divides her time between the US and Nigeria. Book signing follows.

ASL and other accommodations are available upon request: email


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Photo by Wani Olatunde