Prize winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to speak at Commonwealth Lecture

10 February 2012

Winner of the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction will speak on ‘Connecting Cultures’

Multiple prize winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on the 2012 Commonwealth theme ‘Connecting Cultures’ at the Commonwealth Lecture on 15 March.

Born in Nigeria, Ms Adichie is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker.

The 15th Commonwealth Lecture will be held at the Guildhall in London, UK.

Tickets are limited and attendance is strictly by prior registration only.

For more and booking details visit the Connecting Cultures website.

The Commonwealth Lecture is organised by the Commonwealth Foundation in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Royal Over-Seas League.