Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"Cell One" a short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Ok, so I've already broken the SCHEDULE two days in a row now by reading magazines after getting home from class rather than settling down to do work right away. There is a fantastic story "Cell One" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in the latest New Yorker. I have to admit, despite enjoying Adichie's first novel Purple Hibiscus, I was not blown away by it. However, I've loved almost every single short story of hers that I've read. I hope she comes out with a collection of short stories at some point. I didn't end up getting to Half a Yellow Sun over Christmas break, but hopefully sometime soon...

In other news, I am taking classes in three different departments this semester, and I have a dream line-up. All of them are proving to be quite exciting. If this is my final semester of coursework, then it's a good note to end on. I wish I had more time to enjoy them. 1) The Francophone African cinema class 2) A Theory of Translation class 3) A Postcolonial literature and theory class and 4) an advanced Hausa (translation and film) class (what we [one other student and I] do pretty much consists of what I want to do). I think I will miss courses when I'm done with them.

I was hoping to do a post on the film Pièces d'identité, but the SCHEDULE proclaims that my bedtime has come so maybe tomorrow....

Image credit: from an interview on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie website

(Update 10 April 2012): To buy Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's fiction via my Amazon Associates account, click on the links below:




3 comments:

Fred said...

That Adichie can write well is not in question, but she's beginning to sound like a one-trick pony, if a one-trick pony could write.

Talatu-Carmen said...

Huh? I don't understand.
What do you mean?

Fred said...

Everything, but everything I've read by her is a biography of sorts, a retelling of some Nigerian "problem" situation or other. I guess one writes what one knows, but come on.