Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (/ˌɪmɑːˈmɑːndə əŋˈɡzi əˈd/ (listen) CHIM-ah-MAHN-də əng-GOH-zee ə-DEE-chay;[note 1] born 15 September 1977)[3][4] is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction.[5] She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [which] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature",[6] particularly in her second home, the United States.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reading at 2013 Fall for the Book
Born (1977-09-15) 15 September 1977 (age 45)
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Pen nameAmanda N. Adichie
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, non-fiction writer
Alma materEastern Connecticut State University (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Yale University (MA)
Notable worksPurple Hibiscus (2003)
Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)
Americanah (2013)
We Should All Be Feminists (2014)
Notable awards
Ivara Esege
(m. 2009)
Children1 daughter
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about The Thing Around Your Neck on Bookbits radio

Adichie has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014).[7] Her most recent books are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021).[8]

In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant.[9][4] She was the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize in 2018.[10]