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By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2004
Although her father is greatly respected in their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frightening and abusive side to this man.…In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother Jaja are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2015
Ifemelu quitte le Nigeria pour aller faire ses études à Philadelphie. Jeune et inexpérimentée, elle laisse derrière elle son grand…amour, Obinze, éternel admirateur de l'Amérique, qui compte bien la rejoindre. Mais comment rester soi lorsqu'on change de continent, lorsque soudainement la couleur de votre peau prend un sens et une importance que vous ne lui aviez jamais donnés ? Pendant quinze ans, Ifemelu tentera de trouver sa place aux États-Unis, un pays profondément marqué par le racisme et la discrimination. De défaites en réussites, elle trace son chemin, pour finir par revenir sur ses pas, jusque chez elle, au Nigeria. À la fois drôle et grave, doux mélange de lumière et d'ombre, Americanah est une magnifique histoire d'amour, de soi d'abord mais également des autres, ou d'un autre. De son ton irrévérencieux, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie fait valser le politiquement correct et les clichés sur la race ou le statut d'immigrant, et parcourt trois continents d'un pas vif et puissant. 2015.
As the Biafran war erupts in 1960s Nigeria, three people are caught up in the turbulence: a thirteen-year-old houseboy, Ugwu;…his master's mistress, Olanna; and Richard, a shy young Englishman. Their ideals and loyalties are tested while they flee from advancing Nigerian troops. 2006.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2013
As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing…the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. 2013.
This highly anticipated new novel is set in Nigeria during the 1960's, at the time of a vicious civil war…in which a million people died and thousands were massacred in cold blood. The three main characters in the novel get swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. 2006.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2009
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2017
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller-a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same…name-from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now-and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2016
The Arrangements is a short story originally published for The New York Times Book Review, which commissioned Adichie to "write…anything about this election you like." The story focuses on Melania Trump and is a homage to Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2021
From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account…of the loss of her father. Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father&’s death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Expanding on her original New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core. She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail on the page—and never without touches of rich, honest humor—Adichie weaves together her own experience of her father&’s death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he&’d stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria. In the compact format of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, Adichie delivers a gem of a book—a book that fundamentally connects us to one another as it probes one of the most universal human experiences. Notes on Grief is a book for this moment—a work readers will treasure and share now more than ever—and yet will prove durable and timeless, an indispensable addition to Adichie's canon
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2013
After studying in the United States for thirteen years, Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman who blogs about race, returns home to…Lagos. She has endured enough cultural issues and misses her first love. But the Nigerians label her an "Americanah." Some strong language. 2013
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2021
Séparée de son père vivant en Afrique par la crise sanitaire relative à la pandémie de Covid-19, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…ne peut quitter les Etats-Unis pour lui faire ses adieux. Sous la forme de notes, l'écrivaine évoque le chagrin et la rage ressentis devant ce deuil impossible, saluant la mémoire d'un homme qui a traversé plusieurs époques de l'histoire du Nigeria.
As the Biafran war erupts in 1960s Nigeria, three people are caught up in the turbulence: a thirteen-year-old houseboy, Ugwu;…his master's mistress, Olanna; and Richard, a shy young Englishman. Their ideals and loyalties are tested while they flee from advancing Nigerian troops. Some descriptions of sex. 2006
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2003
Nigeria. Kambili, fifteen, and her brother Jaja live in fear of their wealthy but violent father. They discover a freer…world while visiting their aunt and cousins and try to change their lot when they return home. But tensions escalate, and tragedy strikes. For senior high and older readers. 2003
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nwa Grace-James. 2023
The first children's book from the best-selling author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah — a tender story…about a little girl's love for her mother's scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family.Chino loves the scarf that her mama ties around her hair at night. But when Mama leaves for the day, what happens to her scarf? Chino takes it on endless adventures! Peeking through the colorful haze of the silky scarf, Chino and her toy bunny can look at her whole family as they go through their routines.Mama's Sleeping Scarf is a celebration of family, and a touching story about the everyday objects that remind us of the ones we love.