Chimamanda Adichie tells true, personal stories
By Marlena Chertock
She tries to tell the Nigerian story, her Nigerian story, through fearless honesty.
Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian writer known for her realistic fiction and her TED talk about the danger of the single story, explained her inspiration for writing for about an hour Tuesday night as a part of the 2012-13 Worldwise Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series, offered by the College of Arts and Humanities. The CSPAC Gildenhorn Recital Hall was filled; tickets had sold out last week.
Adichie first read a short excerpt from one of her lesser-known works about her Uncle Mai and his death, which was published in the Financial Times.
She called her uncle “my link to our past.” A past that is connected through family, heritage and place.