Thursday, March 15, 2007

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's list

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie is author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She named her favorite contemporary short-story collections for The Week magazine.

One of her picks:
No Sweetness Here by Ama Ata Aidoo

Aidoo wisely and subtly explores the lives of urban and rural characters in newly independent Ghana, and we see people who are struggling to negotiate a new world with hair wigs, bribes, etc. The voice is effectively “oral” and reflects Aidoo’s interest in the idea of community. She deals with big issues with much sly wit.
Read about the other titles on Chimamanda Adichie's list.

--Marshal Zeringue