Young African Professionals and the Global Development Matters Meetup invite you to this month’s YAP Networking Event featuring  prolific and inspiring author,  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Friday, October 30th.

Venue: 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Lobby-level Conference Center, Room 1026/28
Washington, DC 20036
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
*Please bring photo identification, per the building’s security regulations.

**Seating is limited, please RSVP early: www.join.cgdev.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=103301

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is from Abba, in Anambra State, but grew up in the university town of Nsukka where she attended primary and secondary schools. She then moved to the U.S. to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State. She holds Masters degrees in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and in African Studies from Yale.

Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2003; The New Yorker; Granta; the Financial Times; and Zoetrope. Her novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Orange Broadband Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

A recipient of the 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Adichie divides her time between the U.S. and Nigeria.

Fellow author, Uzodinma Iweala (Beasts of No Nation) will moderate the Question and Answer session.

More information is available at http://www.africacenter.com/yap/events

Politics & Prose bookstore will have copies of the book(s) available for purchase.

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