Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads Event,
7 pm on 3/14/19 at the Schnitz
Everybody Reads 2019 celebrates the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with the novel Americanah for adults and the essay We Should All Be Feminists for high school students.
A Nigerian-born artist whose influence spans continents and genres, Adichie has received acclaim as an author, poet, playwright and speaker. She was a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and her work has been recognized with the O. Henry Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award (fiction), among many other distinctions.
Her other novels include Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. She also wrote the short story collection The Thing around Your Neck. We Should All Be Feminists was adapted from a widely viewed talk at TEDxEuston. Her most recent work is Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.
Copies of Americanah and We Should All be Feminists are available at Wilson Library for checkout.