'An extremely thoughtful, subtly provocative exploration of structural inequality, of different kinds of oppression, of gender roles, of the idea of home. Subtle, but not afraid to pull its punches' Alex Clark, Guardian 'A tour de force ... The artistry with which Adichie keeps her story moving, while animating the complex anxieties in which the characters live and work, is hugely impressive' Mail on Sunday 'A brilliant novel: epic in scope, personal in resonance and with lots to say' Elizabeth Day, Observer 'Her observations about race are fresh and incisive ... Enjoy the chance to visit three continents, observe a wide array of subcultures and meet complicated and interesting characters - and to go wherever Adichie chooses' Sunday Times 'Adichie writes superb dialogue straight from the mouth of her people ... This is a delicious, important novel from a writer with a great deal to say' The Times 'A brilliant exploration of being African in America ... an urgent and important book, further evidence that its author is a real talent' Sunday Telegraph 'Adichie is terrific on human interactions ... Adichie's writing always has an elegant shimmer to it ... Wise, entertaining and unendingly perceptive' Independent on Sunday 'Adichie paints on a grand canvas, boldly and confidently, equally adept at conveying the complicated political backdrop of Lagos as she is in bringing us into the day-to-day lives of her many new Americans ... This is a very funny, very warm and moving intergenerational epic that confirms Adiche's virtuosity, boundless empathy and searing social acuity' Dave Eggers 'Superb ... a large, ambitious book ... powerful, heartfelt and evocative. Once again Adichie excels with her depiction of Nigeria ...The dialogue sparkles ... she is a writer of huge talent who just keeps getting better' Literary Review '[A] long, satisfying novel of cross-continental relationships, exile and the pull of home ... Adichie's first novel for seven years and well worth the wait' FT
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel 'Purple Hibiscus' was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun' won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur 'genius' grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker's list of the best 20 writers under 40.