Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter prize


Harold Pinter was a famous British dramatist. His name is attached to an important prize. Now this prize has been awarded to the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this article you will read more about this prize and the reasons for awarding it to Chimamanda.   Advertisements

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names


It can be hard to pronounce English names. For instance when your mother tongue does not differentiate between ‘b’ and ‘p’ and ‘v’ in the way Cambridge born and educated people do? The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talked about the reverse journey. How do people with firm European roots pronounce names from Nigeria. In … Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie uses the mispronunciation of African names

The fading use of indigenous languages in African households


One of the topics in discussing literature emanating from the African continent is the use of language. Should we use the language of our former colonizers or should we use indigenous languages? This question of language is not only relevant in the field of literature but also relevant in the field of everyday life, for … Continue reading The fading use of indigenous languages in African households

‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’


It is hard for her to stay at of the spotlights, like it or not. She writes, she speeches, she is being interviewed, she interviews, she appears, she makes statements. She has the strength and the courage to continue.   In this article you will find an interview with the Nigerian (or global?) writer Chimamanda … Continue reading ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’

‘Wife’ controversy: I stand by my question, Adichie replies ‘outrage-mongers’


Maybe this will be my last post on the minor controversy surrounding Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. An an interview with the former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Adichie asked a question about the primacy of ‘wife’ on the twitter account of Clinton. This question caused a small uproar. Adichie now makes clear she still does not shy … Continue reading ‘Wife’ controversy: I stand by my question, Adichie replies ‘outrage-mongers’