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Chris Abani

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A Young Seminarian Found Comfort In 'Giovanni's' Melancholy

Saturday, December 28, 2013

When author Chris Abani was a boy, he was miserable at Catholic seminary and he felt like an outsider in his own family. One summer break, at home in Afikpo, he discovered James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room. The tragic, taboo love story made young Abani feel that at last he'd found someone who understood how out of place he felt in his own life.

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Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chinua Achebe has been called the father of modern African literature. He’s here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his famous novel, Things Fall Apart. And the acclaimed young Nigerian novelist Chris Abani talks about Achebe's influence on his own work.

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If Women Ruled the World

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers thinks that if women ruled the world, businesses would be more profitable, communities would be healthier, and politics would be more collegial. Also: acclaimed Nigerian authors Chinua Achebe and Chris Abani. And k.d. lang on her new album, "Watershed."

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