Event: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Love and War, 7 August 2016, London

Sunday 7 August 2016

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Love and War

‘Half a Yellow Sun’ Ten Years On

Royal Festival Hall, London

Reflect on the challenges of keeping love alive in times of war with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.adichie

Adichie – a Nigerian author and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient – won the Orange Prize for her second novel Half a Yellow Sun, which was published in 2006 to universal acclaim. Set before and during the Biafran War, the novel has since been adapted as a film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton.

Ten years on, Adichie discusses why her story of star-crossed lovers caught up in a bloody civil war still resonates, and why she keeps being drawn back to the theme of love.

Adichie has inspired readers across the world, including Beyoncé and Zadie Smith. This evening you can hear her in conversation with a special guest (TBC).

Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and Americanah have had a makeover by cover designer Jo Walker. Image courtesy of 4thestate.co.uk

Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and Americanah have had a makeover by cover designer Jo Walker. Image courtesy of 4thestate.co.uk

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