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The programme Fabula in theory in two theoretical tables shakes the state of human vulnerability and sensitivity. How to consider the individual and the society, how we treat vulnerable groups, minorities and their life circumstances, how small and brittle are we when faced with the all-encompassing system, and how vulnerable can we allow ourselves to be in this time of inhumaneness and social apathy just some of the questions we will be looking for together with one of the greatest French authors of our time, Didier Eribon, and currently the most outstanding name in Nigerian literature, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who has won over both Anglophone and the general public.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977) will speak about the vulnerability of an individual when faced with a loss of a loved one and about the alienation we all felt during the coronavirus pandemic. The lecture will be followed by a discussion where we will address topics such as shedding light on the diversity of stories within different cultures, the construction of human identity, gender and sexuality, which are frequently addressed by the Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and non-fiction. The author grew up in Nigeria and currently lives in the USA. She is one of the most important voices of African and world literature in the international literary sphere. Among the her works, let us mention the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) in Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and the essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014). Her recent works that garnered the most attention of the international readership are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021). Adichie has received several awards for her work and is regularly in the running for the Nobel price for literature. Her writing and her lectures have received incredible reception around the world and parts of her TEDx talk were even used by the pop icon Beyoncé in her song Flawless.
As the part of the author’s visit to Slovenia, her work Notes on grief will be published as part of the Fabula’s book collection in collaboration with the UMco publishing house.
The talk will be held in English with translation into Slovenian provided.