Nigerian Author Chimamanda Adichie Talks About "Americanah" at Penn State Reads Lecture

Oct 14, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks to Penn State students. Her book "Americanah" is the 2014 Penn State Reads selection.
Credit Emily Reddy / WPSU

Monday night, one of today’s most prominent African authors spoke on the Penn State campus about her book, Americanah. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for Americanah. It was also named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books for 2013. She won a MacArthur Genius Award in 2008.

WPSU’s Emily Reddy spoke with Adichie just before she spoke to an auditorium full of students who read her book this semester as a part of Penn State Reads.

Adichie will be speaking again Tuesday night at the Days Inn in downtown State College at 7:30pm.