University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Public Lecture

Monday October 27th, 5pm Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria. Her most recent novel, Americanah was named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize, andher novel Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her collection of stories, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in Africa. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker

This public lecture is free and open to the public. 

Endorsed by: African Studies Program, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, Center for Cultural Pluralism, Economics Department, Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Global and Regional Studies Program, History Deptartment, Honors College, Office of the Vice President for Human Resources Diversity and Multicultural Affairs



To watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's presentation "The Danger of a Single Story" follow this link