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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is the author of three novels, Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), of a short story collection, The Thing around Your Neck (2009).

She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2008).

News and Updates
10 February 2015: Bibliography and Links updated with a recent piece by Chimamanda on the Nigerian elections.

6 February 2015: Bibliography and Links updated. With thanks to Kathleen Gyssels.

23 December 2014: Bibliography, Links and Awards & Nominations updated. Book Covers section also updated: it now includes a rare photo of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 1997 collection of poems Decisions.

6 November 2014: Bibliography, Links and Awards & Nominations updated.

15 October 2014: Celebrating 10 years online today!

22 July 2014: Bibliography and Links updated. Keep an eye out for the release of Chimamanda's essay We Should All Be Feminists in e-book format.

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Site Created: 15 October 2004. Latest Update: 10 February 2015.
The design of this website is based on the painting Marketscape by Ghanaian artist Ablade Glover.