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Funmi Iyanda
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Funmi Iyanda is a multi award-winning producer and broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of Ignite Media and Executive Director of Creation Television
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Monday, July 06, 2009

The thing around your neck
















Reading Chimamanda's new book the thing around your neck. What can I say? Chimamanda not only has the story telling gift from the gods but she has a rare insight into the human essence. I read these short stories and I am gently but insistently nudged to examine issues that colour our Nigerian reality. This is one of the times I wish I was still doing NEW DAWN so I can have the sort of deep insightful conversations that can be had with a mind as unique as hers. However not to worry, I have big plans for her and you too;-).

Be sure not to miss the reading this weekend.

7 comments:

colorbash said...

Hi Funmi, I love Chimamanda as you (she has so much insight). I was reading a Baltimore, Maryland Publication today in which there was an article about her and I found out she lives (well spends part of her year) a hop, skip and jump away from where I am. Maybe I should try to run into her and get to know her.

toks adetuyi said...

Did not see nothing round the neck in that picture

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Nollywoodforever said...

Good looking out! I didn't know she had something new out!

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Anonymous said...

love chimamanda. i've got to get that book!

ngum

ChinChin said...

She's an inspiration, I read the book cover to cover. Brilliantly written, and the stories are unfailingly captivating.