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
NationalityNigerian
American
Alma materEastern Connecticut State University (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Yale University (MA)
Period2003–present
Notable worksPurple Hibiscus (2003)
Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)
Americanah (2013)
We Should All Be Feminists (2014)
Notable awards
Spouse
Ivara Esege
(m. 2009)
[1]
Children1 daughter
Website
www.chimamanda.com
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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]