Chimamanda’s Purple Hibiscus Trust produces new writers at 11th Workshop

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Trust has unleashed a new crop of writers into the literary and creative world.

The writers were decorated at the 11th edition of the Trust’s workshop at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The graduates, 22 of them, were presented with certificates to cap their eventful 10-day sojourn.

Mrs Adichie was thankful for the opportunity to pass on greatness to the participants together with other facilitators, adding that the experience was a learning curve for her.

“I am very excited and very happy in particular because it feels like a milestone having done this workshop for the past 10 years and having seen… people become supporters of one another and encouraging one another.

“It is such a wonderful form of validation and it means so much to me to know that this workshop has done that for people… and I feel very grateful for the workshop for educating me. I have learned very much,” Adichie said.

The writing workshop was originally called the Farafina Trust.

Managing Director of Trace Nigeria Sam Onyemelukwe said that his company was proud to be in partnership with the Trust.

Mr Onyemelukwe added that his company identified with Adichie’s ideals which involved driving conversations and creating content around gender balance especially in the African context.