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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

How My 16-Year-Old Self Sparked My Interest In Feminism and the Women's Movement

Rhonesha Byng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Rhonesha Byng

The presence of women in powerful positions continues to shock and awe, further solidifying women as the "other" when it comes to positions of power.

"Americanah" Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks At The Aspen Institute

Erica Sheftman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Erica Sheftman

I don't remember when I wasn't interested in storytelling... I think the general idea of writers, especially writers who start young, is that they are learners, and they don't have friends, and books are their friends. I had many friends and I was quite a social child, but I was always drawn to storytelling. Not just reading books but also listening to stories, those of my friends and families.

As If Lupita Wasn't Inspiring Enough...

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

During a recent segment of HuffPost Live, critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and her i...

Can Women Be Taken Seriously While Wearing Heels?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Style

Acclaimed Nigerian writer (and yes, the woman featured on Beyonce's "Flawless" track) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss a n...

Emma Gray

Meet Beyonce's Favorite Feminist | Emma Gray | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

On Beyoncé

Dawn Laguens | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

What decides whether or not I, indeed, am a feminist isn't the choices I make in my own life. It's whether I'm truly committed to empowering every woman to make whatever choices are right for her own life. So for me the question isn't whether Beyoncé passes that test -- it's whether her critics do.

Feminism Is Big Business

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Bhakti Shringarpure

As 2013 comes to an end, this is the icing on the cake for a year in which lucrative, mainstream, corporate, capitalist and celebrity feminism has twerked its way to relentless media exposure.

Why Teach Multicultural Literature?

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices
Bhakti Shringarpure

Why teach U.S. students literature from different countries? This is the fundamental question at the heart of this encounter. I remain deeply disheartened by what I often experience in the classroom -- the defensive rage when the dominant culture is attacked.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.13.2013 | Books

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Published on May 14th, 2013 Knopf, $26.95 What is it about? Two teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze, fall in lo...

National Short Story Month: Favorite Short Stories Of The Past Year | Posted 07.20.2011 | Books

May is National Short Story Month, so we’re celebrating the tail end of it by honoring some short stories of the past year that are deserving of you...

Lit Versus Commercial Fiction: Writer Wars?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

It saddens me seeing writers buy into a class war. In today's market, lit looks down on commercial, which look down on genre, which eschew whatever is lower on the literary food chain.

Best Tributes to To Kill a Mockingbird on Its 50th Anniversary

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Danny Groner

"In all great novels there is some quality of moral ambiguity, some potentially controversial element that keeps the book from being easily grasped or...

The 10 Best Books of 2009

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani picks his top 10 books for 2009.

Great Women Writers Of 2009: Give Thanks

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Thanksgiving is here and I want to give thanks to five women writers who in 2009 excited, enlivened, and energized me through their great books.