Monday, July 13, 2009

Chimamanda, the Beautyful

Nigeria's most celebrated young writer Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie was in town last Saturday to read from her new book of short stories titled The Thing Around Your Neck. It was at the noisy Silverbird Galleria that she read to a teeming audience some like me who were seeing her for the first time.

Not many writers get to be celebrated like she has been, deservedly so. Hence, my title for this post which is taken from Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah's novel The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born. Certainly, Nigeria has a beauty-ful one in Chima. She's inspiring a new generation of young Nigerians to aim for the sky in whatever they find their hands to do.

I certainly do love the thing around her neck.


Waldo Oiseau said...

She sounds like an interesting author!

Ann said...

She certainly is lovely. I have to admit that I know very little about African authors and am not sure if I have read any.

Anonymous said...

I love her!

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

she's pretty!!! congrats to her!