Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This article is from 2006.
Citing influences as diverse as John Banville, Graham Greene and Chinua Achebe, this Nigerian writer was published as a playwright and a poet by the time she was 21. But her homeland’s 1960s civil war and its legacy have informed her fiction more than anything else with her 2003 debut Purple Hibiscus encompassing family, religion and tolerance in one big sweep.
12 Aug (with Segun Afolabi), 2.30pm, £7 (£5).