Tag Archives: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction Best of the Decade OR “What a blinkin’ performance!”

It took an imminently expiring passport (you know that sinking “how did you let this happen” feeling?) and a belligerent bloke at the British Consulate here in Paree – “Désolé, Madame, mais le système a changé…” – to force a welcome … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Prize for Women – ‘Now We Are 20’ : “Everyone’s a winner, baby…”

With 20 years’ worth of titles under the Orange/Baileys’ belt, from Helen Dunmore’s “A Spell of Winter” in 1996 to Ali Smith’s “How To Be Both” just earlier this year, someone on the Baileys’ team has come up with a … Continue reading

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Literary Trail III – books based in and on the Big Apple

Simone de Beauvoir is apparently often quoted for maintaining that “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless“, while Groucho Marx infamously declared that “Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book – … Continue reading

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“The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2009) – book review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a novelist with a strong voice and a heavy axe to grind. She is unafraid to stand tall and proclaim her concerns about her people: she writes about the Biafran war and how it tears apart … Continue reading

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The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – 2015 winner announced 17th June & “One City One Book” and “City Reads”

With its staggering 100,000 € prize, I’m wondering how I hadn’t heard of this before embarking upon the Literary Ramblings? Is this a well-known event? Presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, and one of … Continue reading

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“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2013) – book review

Not my first, but the third read from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and am hoping by the next review I will be able to confidently type her name without needing to double check each word before I write. Daft thought: this … Continue reading

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