Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Writer

Nigerian-born, award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes novels, short stories, essays and poem. Her fiction works include Americanah (2013), Half of a Yellow Sun (winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007), Purple Hibiscus (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2005 and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2004) and The Thing Around Your Neck, a collection of short stories shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Adichie was named in 2012 one of the The New Yorker’s ‘20 under 40’ list of writers to watch. She divides her time between Nigeria and America. (January 2014)