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El escritor nigeriano Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a solo treinta y un años de edad, ha ganado una extraordinaria reputación, junto con el Premio Orange y una beca MacArthur, en la fuerza de sus dos primeras novelas, Purple Hibiscus y la mitad de un Sol Amarillo.La cosa alrededor de su cuello, su primera colección de cuentos cortos, demuestra que tiene Chimamanda corto de ficción tan seriamente como lo hace la novela. No se trata de tomas o salidas en falso de las novelas de pasado o por venir, o ejercicios de los dedos por un autor relajante en medio de grandes proyectos. Las historias de pie por su cuenta. Sus personajes son tan intrigantes como los de las novelas, y aunque estas historias no son especialmente largos, hay algo importante en juego en cada uno.
WINNER 2013 - National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 - Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 - Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and deported. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives. Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world.
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze--the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor--had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today's globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's most powerful and astonishing novel yet.
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. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-year-old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor's beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover's charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna's willful twin sister Kainene. Half of a Yellow Sun is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" SelectionNkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. "Imitation" is a selection from Adichie's collection The Thing Around Your Neck. An eBook short.
Nkem is living a life of wealth and security in America, until she discovers that her husband is keeping a girlfriend back home in Nigeria. In this high-intensity story of passion and the masks we all wear, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the acclaimed novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah and winner of the Orange Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. "Imitation" is a selection from Adichie's collection The Thing Around Your Neck. An eBook short.
Medio sol amarillo recrea un período de la historia contemporánea de África: la lucha de Biafra por conseguir una republica independiente de Nigeria, y la consecuente guerra civil que segó la vida de miles de personas. Con gran empatía y la naturalidad de una narradora comprometida, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recrea la vida de tres personajes atrapados en las turbulencias de la década: el joven Ugwu, empleado de la casa de un profesor universitario de ideas revolucionarias; Olanna, la hermosa mujer del profesor, que por amor ha abandonado su privilegiada vida en Lagos para residir en una polvorienta ciudad, y Richard, un joven y tímido inglés que está enamorado de la hermana de Olanna, una mujer misteriosa que renuncia a comprometerse con nadie. A medida que las tropas nigerianas avanzan, los protagonistas de esta historia deben defender sus creencias y reafirmar sus lealtades. Medio sol amarillo es una novela épica y magistral, que cuestiona el colonialismo, las alianzas étnicas y la responsabilidad moral de un conflicto apoyado por las potencias mundiales.
This book is made up of twenty-three stories, each from a different author from across the globe. All belong to one world, united in their diversity and ethnicity. And together they have one aim: to involve and move the reader.The range of authors takes in such literary greats as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri, and emerging authors such as Elaine Chiew, Petina Gappah, and Henrietta Rose-Innes.The members of the collective are:Elaine Chiew (Malaysia)Molara Wood (Nigeria)Jhumpa Lahiri (United States)Martin A Ramos (Puerto Rico)Lauri Kubutsile (Botswana)Chika Unigwe (Nigeria)Ravi Mangla (United States)Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)Skye Brannon (United States)Jude Dibia (Nigeria)Shabnam Nadiya (Bangladesh)Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe)Ivan Gabirel Reborek (Australia)Vanessa Gebbie (Britain)Emmanual Dipita Kwa (Cameroon)Henrietta Rose-Innes (South Africa)Lucinda Nelson Dhavan (India)Adetokunbo Abiola (Nigeria)Wadzanai Mhute (Zimbabwe)Konstantinos Tzikas (Greece)Ken Kamoche (Kenya)Sequoia Nagamatsu (United States)Ovo Adagha (Nigeria)From the Introduction:The concept of One World is often a multi-colored tapestry into whichsundry, if not contending patterns can be woven. for those of us who workedon this project, 'One World' goes beyond the everyday notion of the globeas a physical geographic entity. Rather, we understand it as a universal idea,one that transcends national boundaries to comment on the most prevailingaspects of the human condition.This attempt to redefine the borders of the world we live in through theshort story recognizes the many conflicting issues of race, language, economy,gender and ethnicity, which separate and limit us. We readily acknowledge,however, that regardless of our differences or the disparities in our stories, weare united by our humanity.We invite the reader on a personal journey across continents, countries,cultures and landscapes, to reflect on these beautiful, at times chaotic, renditionson the human experience. We hope the reach of this path will transcend theborders of each story, and perhaps function as an agent of change.Welcome to our world.
Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Juju live in the rigidly strict household run by their father, a successful Nigerian businessman and devout convert to the Catholic Church. When they are allowed a brief visit to their free-spirited aunt, the young people discover a different mode of life. However, political upheavals and the anguished family situation lead to tragedy.
The new collection of stories from the Orange Prize-winning author of â Purple Hibiscusâ and â Half of a Yellow Sunâ . The first work from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie since her bestselling, prize-winning and phenomenally successful Richard and Judy pick 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. Told with the vividness and insight that make her novels exceptional, these are stories of universal conflicts - between culture, gender, responsibility and identity. In 'A Private Experience,' a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far,' a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to re-examine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.
Un libro que recoge el trascendental y emblemático discurso que dio la autora en su TEDx Talk sobre lo que significa ser feminista en el siglo XXI. Ser feminista no es solo cosa de mujeres. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie lo demuestra en este elocuente y perspicaz texto, en el que nos brinda una definición singular de lo que significa ser feminista en el siglo XXI. Con un estilo claro y directo, y sin dejar de lado el humor, esta carismática autora explora el papel de la mujer actual y apunta ideas para hacer de este mundo un lugar más justo. «Hoy me gustaría pedir que empecemos a soñar con un plan para un mundo distinto. Un mundo más justo. Un mundo de hombres y mujeres más felices y más honestos consigo mismos. Y esta es la forma de empezar: tenemos que criar a nuestras hijas de otra forma. Y también a nuestros hijos.» La crítica ha dicho... «Un ensayo conmovedor que debería llegar a todos los estudiantes y profesores para provocar un nuevo debate y concienciar a los más jóvenes y no tan jóvenes.» Kirkus Review «Adichie [tiene] virtuosismo, empatía sin límites y una punzante agudeza social.» Dave Eggers «He aquí una nueva escritora dotada con la habilidad de los antiguos contadores de historias.» Chinua Achebe «Una escritora que tiene mucho que decir.» The Times «Adichie está dando forma a la historia de su país. Es afortunada, y nosotros, sus lectores, lo somos aún más.» Edmund White
An eBook short.What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay--adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name--by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century--one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences--in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad--offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today--and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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