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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00 PM
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The Thing Around Your Neck CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE will read from
The Thing Around Your Neck
Wednesday, July 1 at 7 PM

We are very pleased to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. Adichie has been heralded by The Washington Post Book World as "the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe." Since the early stages of her career, Adichie has displayed a keen awareness of the importance of ethnicity in Nigeria, but she has also paid much attention to the hardship often endured by Nigerian immigrants in the United States and England. In Half of a Yellow Sun, Adichie recreated a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria, and the chilling violence that followed.

The Thing Around Your Neck, Adichie's newest book, is an intimate and seamlessly crafted collection of stories that take place in both Nigeria and America. A graceful and compassionate storyteller who writes with fierce insight into her characters' hearts, Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

"A meticulous observer of tactile detail and emotional nuance, Adichie moves sure-footedly from the personal to the communal as she illuminates with striking immediacy the consequences of prejudice, corruption, tyranny, and violence in war-torn Nigeria and unaware America." — Booklist

Also Coming in July:

    will read from their new works
    Thursday, July 9 at 7 PM

  • RHYS BOWEN and Friends present
    A Night of Mystery
    Tuesday, July 21 at 7 PM

  • ERICA JOHNSON DEBELJAK will read and discuss
    Forbidden Bread
    Thursday, July 23 at 7 PM

  • WAYNE MONIZ will read from
    Under Maui Skies
    Tuesday, July 28 at 7 PM

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