2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
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Zocalo Public Square presents...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nsukka, a Nigerian university town, convinced that literature was exclusively by, for and about English people. Adichie, whose father was a professor and whose mother was a university administrator, initially studied medicine. But she soon became part of the very literary heritage that was unknown to her during her youth. She has since published two critically acclaimed, award-winning novels of the Nigerian experience. Adichie, a MacArthur Foundation fellow and most recently the author of The Thing Around Your Neck, visits Zócalo to discuss the power of stories, how they transform depending on who tells them, and how literature can be a force for strength and for dispossession.

Event is FREE but reservations suggested at http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/lectureseries.php?event_id=282

Official Website: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org

Added by zocalo_events on June 5, 2009

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