Published 11/07/12

author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A day on campus with award-winning author Adichie

Before her evening presentation Nov. 1 on the Bryant campus, award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, left, spent the day on the Bryant campus. Her visit included speaking to students in "African Popular Culture," taught by Alex Perullo, associate professor of anthropology and African studies.

Adichie, named one of the 20 most important fiction writers today under 40 by The New Yorker, is the author of two novels, Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. The Thing Around Your Neck, her collection of stories, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. She is the recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.