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
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)
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Children1
Website
www.chimamanda.com
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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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