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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria. Her father was a professor of statistics at the University of Nigeria and her mother the first female registrar at the university. She initially studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria, before moving to the United States, where she studied communications and political science at Drexel and then Eastern Connecticut State University. She later completed a master’s in creative writing from Johns Hopkins and a master’s in African Studies from Yale. Her first published writings were poetry and a play, before she successfully published short stories. She has since written three acclaimed novels.

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Numerous links to sites about Adichie
Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About (article by Adichie)
Shut up and write (article by Adichie)


1997 Decisions (poetry)
1998 For Love of Biafra (drama)
2003 Purple Hibiscus (novel)
2006 Half of a Yellow Sun (novel)
2009 The Thing Around Your Neck (stories)
2013 Americanah (novel)
2017 Dear Ijeawele or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
2021 Notes on Grief (memoirs)