New Meetup: An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From: Center for Global D.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 10:53 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Global Development Matters Meetup!

What: An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When: October 30,[masked]:00 PM

Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Lobby-level Conference Center
Washington, DC 20036

Join us for a very special evening with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Friday, October 30th. This event, co-hosted by Global Development Matters Meetup and the Young African Professionals (YAP) Network, will begin at 6:00pm with networking and light refreshments in the lobby-level conference center at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,* Washington, DC. Following a reading of her new novel, The Thing Around Your Neck, fellow author Uzodinma Iweala (Beasts of No Nation) will moderate a Q&A session with Adichie.

To register for this event, please click here.

*Please bring photo identification, per the building's security regulations.

Politics & Prose bookstore will have copies of the book(s) available for purchase.

About the author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is from Abba, in Anambra State, but grew up in the university town of Nsukka where she attended primary and secondary schools. She then moved to the U.S. to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State. She holds Masters degrees in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and in African Studies from Yale. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2003; The New Yorker; Granta; the Financial Times; and Zoetrope. Her novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Orange Broadbank Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, won the Commonwealth Writers? Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. A recipient of the 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Adichie divides her time between the U.S. and Nigeria.

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