Bookshelfie: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Join special guest - Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she discusses the five books which have shaped her career, and her latest release, Notes on Grief, with Yomi Adegoke.


Chimamanda is an internationally acclaimed author whose novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Women’s Prize in 2007 and was adapted into a film starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as being crowned the ‘Winner of Winners’ from 25 years of Women’s Prize winning novels by public vote at the end of 2020. Chimamanda is also a hugely influential speaker - her 2009 TED Talk The Danger of a Single Story is one of the most viewed TED talks of ALL TIME, and in 2012 she followed up with We Should all Be Feminists. This has also racked up MILLIONS of views, has been published as a book, and sampled by Beyoncé. 


Chimamanda’s books are: 


** The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta

** Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez 

** The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick 

** The Middleman and Other Stories by Bharati Mukherjee

** Passbook number F.47927 by Muthoni Likimani 


Every week, join journalist and author Yomi Agedoke, and inspirational guests, including Elizabeth Day, Sara Pascoe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as they celebrate the best books written by women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and has been running for over 25 years, and this series will offer unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2021 Prize winner. 


This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.



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