An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )


New York Times bestselling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, March 25 at Leighton Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Presented by the Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P. Distinguished Lecture Series, the event is free, but ticketed.

Adichie is a MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner and is known for books such as Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminists, which was translated into 32 languages and based on her 2012 TED Talk. Adichie’s novels have garnered acclaims such as the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her most recent work is Notes on Grief, "an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope," written in the wake of her father’s death in the summer of 2020. 

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Reserve your free tickets starting March 4


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