Published 10/02/12

An evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

author Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieSMITHFIELD, R.I.  – Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak at Bryant University at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Bryant’s Janikies Theatre, 1150 Douglas Pike.

Her presentation will be followed by a book-signing.

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.

Tickets are required to attend this event, which is free and open to the public. Complimentary tickets are available to the Bryant community beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, and to the general public on Monday, Oct. 22. Tickets can be picked up at the Information Desk located on the second floor of the Bryant Center. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

The event is co-sponsored by Bryant University’s Intercultural Center, the Division of Student Affairs, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, please contact the Intercultural Center at 401-232-6946 or