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Sep 17

Staff Picks, Favorite Authors: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Posted to Library Blog on September 17, 2021 at 3:33 PM by Beth Pofahl

Staff Picks – Novels & Nonfiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian American with dual citizenship in Nigeria and the United States. She first came to the United States as a student in the late 1980s and has become a well-respected, award-winning author having published several novels, short stories, and also short works of nonfictionShe has a unique, bold voice and is well-known for her modern feminist views. 

In today’s Staff Picks we suggest three of Ms. Adichie’s novels and two of her short works of nonfiction. 

 

Bretagne suggests . . . Half of a Yellow Sun book cover Half of a Yellow Sun (2003)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Follow along with three characters who are living through the seminal moment in modern African history. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook
Axis 360 eAudiobook
Half of a Yellow Sun was adapted into a film in 2013
and is available through Hoopla Here 

 Purple Hibiscus book coverPurple Hibiscus (2006)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eBook
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 

  

Beth suggests . . . Americanah book cover Americanah (2013)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Ifemelu & Obinze find love as young adults in Nigeria. Race, religion, and cultural identity are a few of the themes explored in this thought-provoking story. 

Find it available in library catalog Here  (Regular print, large print, and audio CD)
Also available in digital format:
Axis 360 eBook
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook
Hoopla eAudiobook 

 

 Bretagne recommends . . . We Should All be Feminists book cover We Should All Be Feminists (2014)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Through a well written essay with humor and experience, Adichie defines feminism in the 21st century. 

Find it in the library catalog Here
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 
Original TED Talk by Ms. Adichie Here 

 

Beth recommends . . . Notes on Grief book cover

Notes on Grief (2021)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

The author is heart-broken after losing her beloved father during the pandemic. Anyone processing the loss of a significant loved one will find this work relatable. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format:
Montana Library2Go eBook