Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chooses Ben Enwonwu's Tutu
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Books include Purple Hibiscus, Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Divides her time between Nigeria and America.
Ben Ewonwu's Tutu
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie chooses a portrait by the Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu (1921-1994), called Tutu. It is the most famous painting in Nigeria, although the original is now missing. She also picks a song by the Nigerian singer Flavour, called Ashawo.
From the Archive
Ben Enwonwu on British colonial influence in Nigeria
Ben Enwonwu talks to the BBC in 1958 and criticises Britain's attitude towards Nigerian culture.
Originally broadcast on The Inheritors: West Africa 04 Nov 1958 BBC Two
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Contemporary Nigerian Art
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Chimamanda on studying in America
Chimamanda talks about studying in America and the perils of being labelled an 'African writer.'
Jackie Kay on African Art
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Watch: Ben Enwonwu at work
Footage of Ben Enwonwu busy at work in a sculpture studio in 1957
Originally broadcast on Panorama 11 Nov 1957 BBC Two