Students Attend Babel Book Discussion

On March 26, eight City Honors students attended Just Buffalo Literary Center’s “Babel Series” at Kleinhans Music Hall. The students met world-renowned author Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie, who discussed her new novel Americanah. As part of the continued partnership with Just Buffalo, the students read the novel prior to the engagement with Ms. Adichie. This partnership affords CHS students opportunities to meet and discuss with these world class authors perspectives on the works, writing technique and human rights issues. From left to right behind Adichie: Nornubari Bagia ‘18, Sydney Johnson ‘16, Hannah Lieber ‘16, Skylar Cerbone ‘16, Leah Higgins ’16. Several other CHS students attended but are not pictured.

Click here to learn more about Just Buffalo Literacy Center and its “Babel Series.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Zoetrope. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, andHalf of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, a New York Times Notable Book, and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year. Her latest novel, Americanah, has received numerous accolades including winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and being named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

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