Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Chief[4] Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (/ˌɪməˈmɑːndə əŋˈɡzi əˈdi./ CHI-mə-MAHN-də əng-GOH-zee ə-DEE-chee-ay;[note 1] born 15 September 1977)[5][6] is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction.[7] She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors" of Nigerian fiction who are attracting a wider audience,[8] particularly in her second home, the United States.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Adichie in 2015
Adichie in 2015
Born (1977-09-15) 15 September 1977 (age 46)
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)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about The Thing Around Your Neck on Bookbits radio

Adichie has written several novels, among them Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), short stories, the book-length essays We Should All Be Feminists (2014)[9] and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), and a memoir, Notes on Grief (2021).[10]

In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant.[11][6] In 2018, she was the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize awarded by English PEN.[12] She was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 women of 2021.[13]

In 2002, she was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story "You in America", and her story "That Harmattan Morning" was selected as a joint winner of the 2002 BBC World Service Short Story Awards. In 2003, she won the David T. Wong International Short Story Prize 2002/2003 (PEN Center Award).[14]

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