Half of a Yellow Sun

Used book in Good Condition. Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise and the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place, bringing us one of the most powerful, dramatic, and intensely emotional pictures of modern Africa that we have ever had. Olanna is the professor’s beautiful mistress, who has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos for a dusty university town and the charisma of her new lover.

A masterly, ” half of a yellow sun re-creates a seminal moment in modern african history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the 1960s, haunting new novel from a writer heralded by The Washington Post Book World as “the 21st-century daughter of Chinua Achebe, and the chilling violence that followed.

. Thirteen-year-old Ugwu is employed as a houseboy for a university professor full of revolutionary zeal. And richard is a shy young englishman in thrall to Olanna’s twin sister, an enigmatic figure who refuses to belong to anyone. With astonishing empathy and the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of the decade.

As nigerian troops advance and the three must run for their lives, their ideals are severely tested, as are their loyalties to one another. Epic, half of a yellow sun is a remarkable novel about moral responsibility, and triumphantly realized, about ethnic allegiances, ambitious, about the end of colonialism, about class and race—and the ways in which love can complicate them all.


Americanah ALA Notable Books for Adults

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. Obinze—the quiet, and he plunges into a dangerous, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, undocumented life in London.

Knopf Publishing Group. 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. One of the new york times book review's ten best books of the yearlonglisted 2015  – international impac dublin Literary Award 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. Fearless, spanning three continents and numerous lives, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

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.

Purple Hibiscus Collins Readers

Used book in Good Condition. When nigeria begins to fall apart during a military coup, Kambili's father is involved mysteriously in the political crisis, while Kambili and her brother are sent away to live with their aunt. Knopf Publishing Group. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, study, sleep, and more prayer.

. In this house, kambili discovers life and love - and a terrible, full of energy and laughter, bruising secret deep within her family. Centring on the promise of freedom and the pain and exhilaration of adolescence, Purple Hibiscus is the extraordinary debut of a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the prize-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Chimamanda ngozi adiche tells the evocative story of 15-year old Kambili’s life growing up in Nigeria during a military coup. This set text for aqa gcse is an ideal reader for any Key Stage 4 classroom. The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her repressive father.


We Should All Be Feminists

Knopf Publishing Group. In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Used book in Good Condition. The highly acclaimed, provocative new york Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” Barack Obama. Anchor Books.

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

New york times best sellera skimm reads pickan npr best book of 2017From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

A few years ago, chimamanda ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Knopf Publishing Group. Used book in Good Condition. Dear ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions--compelling, direct, and perceptive--for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, wryly funny, independent woman.

Anchor Books. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can "allow" women to have full careers, and not only a doll, makeup, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century.


The Thing Around Your Neck

Knopf. A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” Barack Obama. In these twelve riveting stories, parents and children, the award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, Africa and the United States.

Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books. Knopf Publishing Group. Searing and profound, these stories map, suffused with beauty, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, sorrow, and longing, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. Anchor Books.

Homegoing: A novel

Anchor Books. Winner of the nbcc's john leonard first book prizea new york times 2016 notable bookone of oprah’s 10 favorite books of 2016NPR's Debut Novel of the YearOne of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016, Winner of 2017 PEN Hemingway award for debut fiction.

The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. Knopf Publishing Group. One thread of homegoing follows effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. Knopf. Used book in Good Condition. Written with tremendous sweep and power, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

Effia and esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Anchor Books. From the plantations of the south to the civil war and the great migration, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem,  Homegoing makes history visceral, right up through the present day, from the coal mines of Pratt City, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. Homegoing is an inspiration.

The Thing Around Your Neck

In “tomorrow is too far, ” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. Chimamanda ngozi adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, purple hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” Baltimore Sun, with “prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes” The Boston Globe; The Washington Post called her “the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe.

Her award-winning half of a yellow sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts—graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters’ hearts—on display. Used book in Good Condition. Knopf. Alfred a Knopf Inc.

Knopf Publishing Group. Anchor Books. Now, parents and children, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, Africa and the United States. 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.

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 reexamine them. Searing and profound, and longing, suffused with beauty, these stories map, sorrow, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them.

The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, and Arrow of God Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series

Alfred a Knopf Inc. Anchor Books. Anchor Books. Used book in Good Condition. In no longer at ease we meet his grandson, a young man who was sent to a university in England and has returned, Obi Okonkwo, only to clash with the ruling elite to which he now believes he belongs. Knopf. Achebe’s most famous novel introduces us to Okonkwo, an important member of the Igbo people, who fails to adjust as his village is colonized by the British.

Knopf Publishing Group. Here, collected for the first time in everyman’s Library, are the three internationally acclaimed classic novels that comprise what has come to be known as Chinua Achebe’s “African Trilogy. Beginning with the best-selling things fall Apart—on the heels of its fiftieth anniversary—The African Trilogy captures a society caught between its traditional roots and the demands of a rapidly changing world.

Arrow of god tells the story of Ezuelu, the chief priest of several Nigerian villages, and his battle with Christian missionaries. In these masterful novels, Achebe brilliantly sets universal tales of personal and moral struggle in the context of the tragic drama of colonization.


Used book in Good Condition. Beautiful, self-assured ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. The bestselling novel-a love story of race and identity-from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

Alfred a Knopf Inc. Knopf. Anchor Books. Quiet, but with post-9/11 america closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, undocumented life in London. The bestselling novel—and one of barack obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele.

Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. Knopf Publishing Group. And the uk, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.

Barack obama nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIfemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. From one of the world’s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.


Things Fall Apart Everyman's Library

Anchor Books. The first of these stories traces okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world in which he lives, and in its classical purity of line and economical beauty it provides us with a powerful fable about the immemorial conflict between the individual and society. The second story, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world through the arrival of aggressive, and which elevates the book to a tragic plane, which is as modern as the first is ancient, proselytizing European missionaries.

Things fall apart tells two overlapping, intertwining stories, both of which center around Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria. Alfred a Knopf Inc. Knopf Publishing Group. Knopf. Anchor Books. Used book in Good Condition. Things fall apart is the most illuminating and permanent monument we have to the modern African experience as seen from within.

The bestselling novel-a love story of race and identity-from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. These twin dramas are perfectly harmonized, and they are modulated by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.