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"Purple Hibiscus": An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Adichie will be giving a reading from her first novel, "Purple Hibiscus", which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. "The Thing Around Your Neck", her most recent book, is a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
When Oct 06, 2011
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
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Contact Phone 336.917.5493
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into 30 languages and has appeared in publications including The O. Henry Prize Stories 2003, The New Yorker, Granta, the Financial Times and Zoetrope. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the orange Broadband Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; it was a New York Times Notable Book and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year.