Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”.
Her works include: Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and Americanah (2013). She has a long list of nominations and has received other recognition for her work.
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