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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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  • Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
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    As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

    Anna-Bo-Banana says: "Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty"
  • Purple Hibiscus | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Purple Hibiscus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
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    In Purple Hibiscus, she recounts the story of a young Nigerian girl searching for freedom. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict 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.

    Msafiri says: "Great Story"
  • Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Half of a Yellow Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Adichie’s brilliant historical novel follows the fortunes of five characters living through the tumultuous 1960s—a time when the Biafran-Nigerian War raged in southern Africa.

    Alla says: "Horrifyingly human - mandatory reading"
  • The Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
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    Winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and an Orange Prize for Fiction, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie continues the literary tradition of Chinua Achebe, one of her greatest influences, in this brilliant collection of stories. Focusing on life’s many clashes—tradition with modernity, African cultures with American—Adichie delivers a series of haunting, character-driven tales.

    Cariola says: "Powerful Short Story Collection"
  • Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
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    As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

    Lorraine says: "The best book bar none!"
  • The Danger of a Single Story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Danger of a Single Story

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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    Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

  • Selected Shorts: New American Stories | Aleksandar Hemon,Jhumpa Lahiri,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,Sherman Alexie

    Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and others
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    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    Michael says: "Weak"
  • Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee
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    The author of the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus presents her newest novel Americanah, a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria facing challenges in the countries they come to call home.

    Deborah M. Babik says: "Not a reading of the book."
  • Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Adoh
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    This highly anticipated novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria during the 1960s, 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 are swept up in the violence during these turbulent years. As these people's lives intersect, they have to question their own responses to the unfolding political events.

    Jo says: "Great story"
  • The Arrangements | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Arrangements

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    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.

  • The New Yorker: Life During Wartime | Philip Gourevitch,Robert Stone,Neil Sheehan,Roger Angell,Aleksander Hemon,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,Tony D'Souza,Wendell Steavenson,Samuel Hynes

    The New Yorker: Life During Wartime

    • Abridged/Unabridged (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Gourevitch, Robert Stone, Neil Sheehan, and others
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    "Just Watching" by Philip Gourevitch; "Antarctica, 1958" by Robert Stone; "Vietnam, 1966" by Neil Sheehan; "New York City, 1967" by Roger Angell; "Yugoslavia, 1991" by Aleksander Hemon; "Sierra Leone, 1997" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; "Ivory Coast, 2001" by Tony D'Souza; "Iraq, 2004" by Wendell Steavenson; and "Meeting E.P." by Samuel Hynes.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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    Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

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