Friday 22 November 2013

Adichie takes 'Americanah' to Kenya, lectures on 50 years of African literature

Making the best of her wider visibility this year, novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose Half of A Yellow Sun  is currently on the big screen is scheduled for a Kenyan presentation. 

While it sounds great that Adichie is promoting her latest work, Americanah abroad- scheduled for presentation at Kenya’s National Museum on November 29, 2013 – it is curious that she will be lecturing on '50 years of African Literature'. Adichie b. 1977, should listen to someone who has experienced 50 years of African literature and not giving a lecture based on accounts of others. Couldn’t the organisers in Kenya have thought of an older writer to deliver such a lecture?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Nairobi, Kenyan visit will be coming just as Adichie concludes a reading in the U.S., this month. The young celebrated Nigerian author, according to sources from Kenya’s literary community, is expected to be a guest speaker at an event marking the 10 th year Anniversary of a local group, The Kwani Trust.

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