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  • Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    We Should All Be Feminists

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman now - and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

    Joe Zaniker says: "compelling"
  • Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Zainab Jah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s.

    COLEMAN says: "Riveting Story!"
  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response.

    Mikaylin says: "Feminism 101"
  • Purple Hibiscus | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Purple Hibiscus

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (405)

    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 Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie turns her penetrating eye on America in 12 dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

    V. McDonald-Hobbs says: "Superb"
  • 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"
  • Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Zainab Jah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
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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.

  • 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."
  • We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    We Should All Be Feminists

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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    'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

    says: "Incredible piece "
  • 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.

  • Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By January Lavoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
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    From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

  • 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 Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Thing Around Your Neck

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    Overall
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    From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Orange Prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, come 12 dazzling stories in which she turns her penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.

    Daniela says: "Great stories from a country we hardly know"
  • 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: A Work of Fiction | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    The Arrangements: A Work of Fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By January Lavoy
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    Commissioned by the New York Times to write a story on any aspect of the 2016 presidential campaign, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie created a delicious, subversive, incisive fictional account of Melania Trump. Once, in the early years, before she fully understood him, she had asked what his favourite flowers were. 'I use the best florists in the city, they're terrific,' he replied, and she realised that taste, for him, was something to be determined by somebody else, and then flaunted.

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