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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In a Hardtalk Extra programme broadcast on Friday 27th July, Gavin Esler talked to the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a new literary star.

She is a twenty-nine year old Nigerian writer, whose latest novel Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize for fiction this year.

She talks to Gavin Esler about defying the West's stereotypes about African life, and African literature.

HARDtalk Extra can be seen on BBC World at 0330 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1430 GMT, and 1830 GMT.

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30.

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