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Books
  • Onukaogu, Allwell Abalogu & Onyerionwu, Ezechi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Aesthetics of Commitment and Narrative (Ibadan: Kraft Books, 2010), 412 pp.
  • Orie, Chibueze Prince, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Curio in Phenomenality Competence in Narrative (Enugu: Samdrew, 2011), vii + 272 pp. Tentative reference [source: Yale University Library Catalogue].
Articles & Essays
  • Adéèkó, Adélékè, 'Power Shift: America in the New Nigerian Imagination', Global South 2.2 (Fall 2008), pp. 10-30. On Helon Habila's Waiting for an Angel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Chris Abani's Graceland.
  • Adesokan, Akin, 'New African Writing and the Question of Audience', Research in African Literatures 43.3 (Fall 2012), pp. 1-20. Contains an analysis of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Aguoru, Doyin, 'Psychological Assessment of Psychopathic Character Types in Adiche's [sic] Purple Hibiscus', IFE PsychologIA 20.2 (2012), pp. 99-108.
  • Akpome, Aghogho, 'Narrating a New Nationalism: Rehistoricization and Political Apologia in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', English Academy Review 30.1 (2013), pp. 22-38.
  • Akpome, Aghogho, '"Dancing Masquerades:" Narrating Postcolonial Personhood in Three Novels', English in Africa 40.1 (May 2013), pp. 139-159. Partly deals with Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Akpome, Aghogho, 'Focalisation and Polyvocality in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', English Studies in Africa 56.2 (2013), pp. 25-35.
  • Akubuiro, Henry, 'Digging into the Palimpsest: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Nigerian Tradition in Literature', Daily Sun, 3 December 2011. [ available online ]
  • Almeida Alves, Iulo & Tainá Almeida Alves, 'O perigo da história única: diálogos com Chimamanda Adichie', Biblioteca On-line de Ciências da Communicação (2012). In Portuguese. [ available online ]
  • Andrade, Susan Z., 'Adichie's Genealogies: National and Feminine Novels', Research in African Literatures 42.2 (Summer 2011), pp. 91-101.
  • Anyadike, Chima, 'The Global North in Achebe's Arrow of God and Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Global South 2.2 (Fall 2008), pp. 139-149.
  • Anyokwu, Christopher, 'Two Slopes of One Hill: Terrorism and the Quest for Freedom in Salman Rushdie's Fury and Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', in Global Understanding in the Age of Terrorism, ed. by Ayodeji Olukoju & Muyiwa Falaiye (Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 2008).
  • Anyokwu, Christopher, '"May We Always Remember": Memory and Nationhood in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', NTU Studies in Language and Literature 20 (December 2008), pp. 179-196.
  • Anyokwu, Christopher, 'Igbo Rhetoric and the New Nigerian Novel: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', African Symposium 11.1 (June 2011), pp. 80-90. [ available online ]
  • Arana, R. Victoria, 'Fresh "Cultural Critiques": The Ethnographic Fabulations of Adichie and Oyeyemi', in Emerging African Voices: A Study of Contemporary African Literature, ed. by Walter P. Collins III (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010), pp. 269-313.
  • Asoo, Ferdinand Iorbee, 'The Short Stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', AFRREV IJAH: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities 1.4 (November 2012), pp. 13-27. [ available online ]
  • Atieh, Majda R. & Ghada Mohammad, 'Post-traumatic Responses in the War Narratives of Hanan al-Shaykh's The Story of Zahra and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', inter-disciplinary.net (February 2012). [ available online ]
  • Azuike, M.A., 'Women's Struggles and Independence in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun', African Research Review 3.4 (2009).
  • Basu, Manisha, 'Loving and Leaving: The Ethics of Postcolonial Pain in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Ariel 43.1 (2012), pp. 67-86.
  • Boehmer, Elleke, 'Achebe and His Influence in Some Contemporary African Writing', Interventions 11.2 (2009), pp. 141-153 (esp. 148-150, on Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun).
  • Bonnici, Thomas, 'Pós-colonialismo e representação feminina na literatura pós-colonial em inglês', Acta Scientiarum 28.1 (2006), pp. 13-25. On Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River, Andrea Levy's Fruit of the Lemon and Small Island, J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace, Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. In Portuguese. [ available online ]
  • Braga, Claudio Roberto, 'Sujeitos em deslocamento: a rearticulação do eu na ficção pós-colonial de Chimamanda Adichie', Capa 1.1 (2011). In Portuguese.
  • Braga, Cláudio, 'Sobrevivendo em zonas de desconforto: as mulheres de Chimamanda Adichie em The Thing around Your Neck', Revista de Letras 4.1 (July 011), pp. 57-63. In Portuguese. [ available online ]
  • Braga, Cláudio Roberto Vieira, 'Trocando o próprio nome: identidade cultural e memória em "The Headstrong Historian", de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Cadernos Cespuc, 20 (2010), pp. 46-54. In Portuguese. [ available online ]
  • Braga, Claudio & Glaucia R. Gonçalves, 'Fictional Representations of Contemporary Diasporas: The Case of the Invisible Diasporic Women of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', inter-disciplinary.net, May 2014. [ available online ]
  • Bryce, Jane, '"Half and Half Children": Third-Generation Women Writers and the New Nigerian Novel', Research in African Literatures 39.2 (Summer 2008), pp. 49-67.
  • Burstein, Julie, 'Going Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', in her Spark: How Creativity Works (New York: HarperCollins, 2011), pp. 98-104.
  • Chennells, Anthony, 'Inculturated Catholicisms in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', English Academy Review 26.1 (May 2009), pp. 15-26.
  • Chukwumezie, T.M.E/ & Agu Okechukwu, 'Beyond The Emancipated Woman: Revisiting Fictional Experiences in Nawal El Saadawi's Woman At Point Zero and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Research on Humanities and Social Sciences 4.1 (2014), pp. 63-68. [ available online ]
  • Coffey, Meredith, '"She Is Waiting": Political Allegory and the Specter of Secession in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Research in African Literatures 45.2 (Summer 2014), pp. 63-85.
  • Cooper, Brenda, 'Breaking Gods and Petals of Purple in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', in her A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language (Woodbridge and Scottsville: James Currey and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008), pp. 110-132. A short version of this article was published as 'Resurgent Spirits, Catholic Echoes of Igbo & Petals of Purple: The Syncretised World of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', African Literature Today 27 (2009), pp. 1-12.
  • Cooper, Brenda, 'An Abnormal Ordinary: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in her A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language (Woodbridge and Scottsville: James Currey and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2008), pp. 133-150.
  • Coundouriotis, Eleni, 'The Child Soldier Narrative and the Problem of Arrested Historicization', Journal of Human Rights 9.2 (2010), pp. 191-206. Briefly deals with Half of a Yellow Sun (p. 197).
  • Cousins, Helen, 'A Good Authentic Read: Exoticism in Postcolonial Novels of the Richard & Judy Book Club', in The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader, ed. Jenni Ramone & Helen Cousins (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp 137-154.
  • Dalley, Hamish, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, Allegorical Aesthetics and Georg Lukács' Theory of Realism', in Narrative is the Essence of History: Essays on the Historical Novel, ed. John Cameron (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), pp. 55-70.
  • Dalziell, Tanya, 'Coming-of-Age, Coming to Mourning: Purple Hibiscus, Lucy, and Nervous Conditions', in Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing (Cross/Cultures 123), ed. by Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo & Gina Wisker (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2010), pp. 245-265.
  • Dawson, Emma & Pierre Larrivee, 'Attitudes to Language in Literary Sources: Beyond Post-Colonialism in Nigerian Literature', English Studies 91.8 (December 2010), pp. 920-932. Includes a discussion of Purple Hibiscus. [ available online ]
  • Dickson, Bernard C. & Kinggeorge Okoro Preye, 'History, Memory and the Politics of National Unity in Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Achebe's There was a Country', International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature (IJSELL) 2.5 (May 2014), pp. 81-89. [ available online ]
  • Dike, Virginia W., 'Growing Up on the Hard Side: Male Adolescent Experience in Contemporary Nigeria', Sankofa 7 (2008), pp. 23-31. On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation and Chris Abani's Graceland.
  • Duboin, Corinne, 'New Transatlantic Passages: African Immigrant Writers and Contemporary Black Literature in America', in Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, 'Race', ed. by Judith Misrahi-Barak & Claudine Raynaud (Montpellier: PULM, 2014), pp. 174-195. Includes a brief discussion of The Thing around Your Neck (pp. 190-192).
  • Egbung, I.E., 'Oppression and Revolt in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy 14.1 (2012).
  • Eisenberg, Eve, '"Real Africa" / "Which Africa?": The Critique of Mimetic Realism in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Short Fiction', African Literature Today 31 (2013), pp. 8-24.
  • Eromosele, Ehijele Femi, 'Sex and Sexuality in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Journal of Pan African Studies 5.9 (March 2013), pp. 99-110. [ available online ]
  • Erwin, Lee, 'Domesticating the Subaltern in the Global Novel in English', Journal of Commonwealth Literature 47.3 (September 2012), pp. 325-339. Includes a discussion of Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Ezeife, Amaka C., 'Code-alternation in Strengthening Indigenous Cultures and Languages: A Feminist Reading', Language in India 13.5 (May 2013), pp. 243-257. Includes a discussion of Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Felch, Susan M. & Gary D. Schmidt, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Purple Hibiscus', in their The Emmaus Readers: More Listening for God in Contemporary Fiction (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2009), pp. 59-73.
  • Fwangyil, G.A., 'A Reformist-Feminist Approach to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', African Research Review 5.3 (2011). [ available online ]
  • Fwangyil Gloria Ada, 'A Critical Survey of Selected Texts on the Growth of Feminism in Nigeria', LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8.3 (2011), pp. 50-60.
  • Ganyi, Francis M., 'Tragic Heroes and Unholy Alliances: A Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter', Global Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences 1.2 (June 2013), pp. 1-9. [ available online ]
  • Hanif, Samia, Vision of the Post Colonial World in New Nigerian Fiction: A Literary Analysis of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila and Chris Abani's Selected Works (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012), passim. Print-on-demand publisher.
  • Harris Satkunananthan, Anita, 'Textual Transgressions and Consuming the Self in the Fiction of Helen Oyeyemi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Hecate 37.2 (November 2011), pp. 41-69.
  • Harriss, John, 'Notes on Teaching International Studies with Novels: Hard Times, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Quiet American', Simons Papers in Security and Development 15 (October 2011), pp. 1-26. Also published in revised version in Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media, ed. by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers & Michael Woolcock (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014), pp. 38-51. [ available online ]
  • Hawley, John C., 'Biafra as Heritage and Symbol: Adichie, Mbachu, and Iweala', Research in African Literatures 39.2 (Summer 2008), pp. 15-26. [ available online ]
  • Hewett, Heather, 'Coming of Age: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Voice of the Third Generation', English in Africa 32.1 (May 2005), pp. 73-97.
  • Highfield, Jonathan, 'Blood and Blossom: Violence and Restoration in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Vera's The Stone Virgins', International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 1.2 (2005/2006), pp. 161-168.
  • Highfield, Jonathan, 'Refusing to be Fat Llamas: Resisting Violence through Food in Sozaboy and Purple Hibiscus', Kunapipi 28.2 (2006), pp. 43-52.
  • Hodges, Hugh, 'Writing Biafra: Adichie, Emecheta and the Dilemmas of Biafran War Fiction', Postcolonial Text 5.1 (2009). [ available online ]
  • Hron, Madelaine, 'Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels', Research in African Literatures 39.2 (Summer 2008), pp. 27-48. On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus, Helen Oyeyemi's The Icarus Girl and Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation.
  • Hunter, Nigel, 'Literature, Identity, Imperialism: Fabulous Monsters in the Classroom', Ensaios 2.2 (July-December 2010), pp. 93-106. Includes a short discussion of Adichie's work (pp. 97-98). [ available online ]
  • Ibhawaegbele, Faith O. & Justina N. Edokpayi, 'Code-Switching and Code-Mixing as Stylistic Devices in Nigerian Prose Fiction: A Study of Three Nigerian Novels', Research on Humanities and Social Sciences 2.6 (2012), pp. 12-18. Partly deals with Purple Hibiscus. [ available online ]
  • Ibhawaegbele Faith O. & J. N. Edokpayi, 'Situational Variables in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People', Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society 40 (2012).
  • Ifeanyi, Uju, 'Implications of Religious Fanaticism in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', POMPA: Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association (2011), pp. 177-193.
  • Jackson, Elizabeth, 'Transcending the Limitations of Diaspora as a Category of Cultural Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck', inter-disciplinary.net (June 2012). [ available online ]
  • Jegede, Rotimi, 'The Issues of Accessibility: A Lexico-Semantic Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Journal of Arts and Contemporary Society 2 (September 2010), pp. 1-9. [ available online ]
  • Jha Kulshreshtha, Kirti, 'A Freedom to be, to do: Resilience and Hope in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Literary Insight 5 (January 2014), pp. 64-69.
  • Jha Kulshreshtha, Kirti, 'A Pagan-Christian Discourse: A Comparative Study of Aeschylean Play Agamemnon and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Raaso 6.3 (2013).
  • Justin, Z. & B. Cauveri, 'Religious Beliefs Stand in the Way of Human Love and Relationship with Reference to the Novel Half of a Yellow Sun', Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) 1.3 (2013), pp. 6-11. [ available online ]
  • Kaboré, André, 'The Symbolic Use of Palm, Figurines and Hibiscus in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Linguistics and Literature Studies 1.1 (2013), pp. 32-36. available online ]
  • Kamalu, Ikenna & Isaac Tamunobelema, 'Linguistic Expression of Religious Identity and Ideology in Selected Postcolonial Nigerian Literature', Canada Social Science 9.4 (2013), pp. 78-84. Partly deals with Purple Hibiscus. [ available online ]
  • Kearney, J.A., 'The Representation of Child Soldiers in Contemporary African Fiction', Journal of Literary Studies 26.1 (March 2010), pp. 67-94. On Emmanuel Dongala's Johnny Mad Dog, Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah Is Not Obliged, Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Chris Abani's Song for Night.
  • Kearney, Jack, 'The Representation of Child Deprivation in Three Contemporary African Novels: An Exploration', English in Africa 39.1 (May 2012), pp. 125-144 (esp. pp. 138-143 on Adichie's Purple Hibiscus).
  • Kehinde, Ayo, 'Rulers Against Writers, Writers Against Rulers: The Failed Promise of the Public Sphere in Postcolonial Nigerian Fiction', Journal of English Studies 8 (2010), pp. 73-102. Also published in Lumina 21.1 (March 2010), Africa Development 35.1&2 (2010), pp. 27-53, and Matatu 39 (2011), pp. 221-251. Contains a section on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. [ available online ]
  • Kehinde, Ayo, 'Globalizing the Local, Localizing the Global: Troping Cultural Miscegenation in Recent Immigrant Nigerian Novels', in Globalization and Transnational Migrations: Africa and Africans in the Contemporary Global System, ed. by Akanmu G. Adebayo & Olutayo C. Adesina (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), pp. 312-331.
  • Knepper, Wendy, 'The Transnational Short Story Cycle: Adichie, Danticat, Díaz and Lahiri', in her Postcolonial Literature, York Notes Companions (London & Harlow: York Press & Pearson), pp. 88-114.
  • Krishnan, Madhu, 'Biafra and the Aesthetics of Closure in the Third Generation Nigerian Novel', Rupkatha: Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 2.2 (2010), pp. 185-195. Contains a section on Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Krishnan, Madhu, 'Abjection and the Fetish: Reconsidering the Construction of the Postcolonial Exotic in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.1 (2012), pp. 26-38.
  • Krishnan, Madhu, 'On National Culture and the Projective Past: Mythology, Nationalism, and the Heritage of Biafra in Contemporary Nigerian Narrative', Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 42.2 (Spring 2013), pp. 187-208. On Chris Abani's GraceLand and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Kurtz, J. Roger, 'The Intertextual Imagination in Purple Hibiscus', Ariel 42.2 (2011), pp. 23-42.
  • Londhe, Sachin V., 'Family and Exile in Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck', Zenith: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 4.2 (2014), pp. 106-108.
  • Lopez, Marta Sofia, 'Creating Daughterlands: Dangarembga, Adichie, and Vera', JALA: Journal of the African Literature Association 2.1 (Winter-Spring 2008), pp. 83-97.
  • Mabura, Lily G. N., 'Breaking Gods: An African Postcolonial Gothic Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun', Research in African Literatures 39.1 (Spring 2008), pp. 203-222.
  • Maiwada, Ahmed, 'Purple Hibiscus, Adichie's Debt to Achebe?', Sentinel Nigeria 7 (August-October 2011). [ available online ]
  • Mami, Fouad, 'Circumventing Cultural Reification: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck', Romanian Journal of English Studies 11.1 (March 2014), pp. 215-225. [ available online ]
  • Mander, Jaspreet, 'Re-Understanding the Biafra in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in Modern African Literature, ed. by S.S. Gill (New Delhi: Prestige; 2008), pp. 50-55.
  • Marx, John, 'Failed-State Fiction', Contemporary Literature 49.4 (Winter 2008), pp. 597-633. On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, among other novels. A much shorter version was published as 'Fiction and State Crisis', Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.3 (Fall 2009), pp. 524-530; a revised version appears in Marx's Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
  • Masterson, John, 'Posing, Exposing, Opposing: Accounting for Contested (Corpo)Realities in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in Expressions of the Body: Representations in African Text and Image, ed. by Charlotte Baker (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009), pp. 137-160.
  • Meghajee Ingole, Sushama, 'Gender in Adichie's The Thing around Your Neck, New Man 1.5 (May 2014), pp. 101-103. [ available online ]
  • Mota, Fernanda, 'Matizes Socioculturais Numa História De Matriz Africana: Hibisco Roxo, De Chimamanda Adichie, Em Perspectiva', e-scrita: Revista do Curso de Letras da UNIABEU Nilópoli 5.1 (January-April 2014), pp. 39-50. In Portuguese. [ available online ]
  • Mullaney, Julie, 'Readings of Key Texts: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus (2004) [sic]', in her Postcolonial Literatures in Context (London & New York: Continuum, 2010), pp. 49-59. See also chapter four, 'Critical Contexts: Colonialism, Racism, Psychiatry: Frantz Fanon', esp. pp. 110-113 (on Purple Hibiscus).
  • Nadaswaran, Shalini, 'Rethinking Family Relationships in Third-Generation Nigerian Women's Fiction', Relief 5.1 (2011), pp. 19-32. Partly deals with Purple Hibiscus. [ available online ]
  • Ngwira Emmanuel Mzomera, 'He Writes About the World That Remained Silent’: Witnessing Authorship in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', English Studies in Africa 55.2 (2012), pp. 43-53.
  • Norridge, Zoe, 'Sex as Synecdoche: Intimate Languages of Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Aminatta Forna's The Memory of Love', Research in African Literatures 43.2 (Summer 2012), pp. 18-39.
  • Nnolim, Charles, 'War Discourse as Fictional Narrative: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', African Literature Today 27 (2009), pp. 145-151.
  • Novak, Amy, 'Who Speaks? Who Listens? The Problem of Address in Two Nigerian Trauma Novels', Studies in the Novel 40.1-2, issue on 'Postcolonial Trauma Novels' (Spring-Summer 2008), pp. 31-51. On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Chris Abani's GraceLand. [ available online ]
  • Nwajiaku, Ijeoma, 'The Factual, the Imaginative and the Fiction of Ezeigbo and Adichie', JALA 5.2 (Winter 2010 - Spring 2011), pp. 93-109.
  • Oates, Nathan, 'Political Stories: The Individual in Contemporary Fiction', Missouri Review 30.3 (2007), pp. 156-171. On several novels, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Ogoke, Ijeoma, 'Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus: A protest novel?', Vanguard, 1 July 2007.
  • Ogwude, Sophia O., 'History and Ideology in Chimamanda Adichie's Fiction', Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 48.1 (2011), pp. 110-123. [ available online ]
  • Oha, Anthony C., 'Beyond the Odds of the Red Hibiscus: A Critical Reading of Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Journal of Pan African Studies 1.9 (August 2007), pp. 199-211. [ available online ]
  • Ojinmah, Uwelo, 'No Humanity in War: Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Journal of Nigeria Studies 1.2 (Fall 2012), pp. 1-11. [ available online ]
  • Okuyade, Ogaga, 'Changing Borders and Creating Voices: Silence as Character in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Journal of Pan African Studies 2.9 (March 2009), pp. 245-259. [ available online ]
  • Okuyade, Ogaga, 'Geography of Anxiety: Narrating Childhood and Resisting Familial Order in Recent Nigerian Women's Writing', Language Society and Culture 31 (2010), pp. 72-80. On Unoma Azuah's Sky High Flames and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus'. [ available online ]
  • Olaniyi, Akin & A.A. Akinwale, 'Rethinking Feminist Episteme in Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun: An Agenda for Social Re-Engineering', Knowledge Review 26.3 (December 2012), pp. 145-152. [ available online ]
  • Olafisayo, Akinwumi Olutola, 'Narrating the Self in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 2.5 (May 2013), pp. 1119-1135. [ available online ]
  • Olufunwa, Harry, 'Superwoman: Enhanced Femininity in Contemporary Nigerian Women's Fiction', Asian Women 28.3 (2012), pp. 1-29. On Sefi Atta's Everything Good Will Come and Swallow, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Olusola Lawal M. & Fatai Alabi, 'Language and Ideology in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) 13.1 (July-August 2013), pp. 8-16. [ available online ]
  • Onukaogu, Allwell Abalogu & Onyerionwu, Ezechi, 'The Nigerian Short Story in the 21st Century', in their 21st Century Nigerian Literature: An Introductory Text (Ibadan: Kraft Books, 2009), pp. 201-231 (esp. 209-216).
  • Opoku-Agyemang, Kwabena, '"Rituals of Distrust": Illicit Affairs and Metaphors of Transport in Ama Ata Aidoo's "Two Sisters" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Birdsong"', Research in African Literatures 44.4 (Winter 2013), pp. 69-81. '
  • Oseghale, F., 'African Novel as a Work of Social Critcism: A Study of Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research 10.2 (2013).
  • Osunbade, Niyi, 'Explicatures in Conversational Discourse in Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Nordic Journal of African Studies 18.2 (2009), pp. 138-153. [ available online ]
  • Osunbade, Adeniyio O., 'Implicatures of Political Discourse in Chimamanda Adichie's Novels', Studies in the Humanities 37.1&2 (December 2010).
  • Osunbade, A., 'Gap-Filling and Meaning Recovery in Conversations in Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Marang: Journal of Language and Literature 23 (2013).
  • Osunbade, Niyi, 'Implicatures of Domestic Discourse in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's PH and HYS', Research on Humanities and Social Sciences 3.21 (2013), pp. 82-94. [ available online ]
  • Osunbade, Niyi & Adeolu Adeniji, 'Information-based Infringements and Implicit Meanings in Conversations in Select Recent Nigerian Novels', International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 4.5 (March 2014), pp. 144-151. Discusses Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Ouma, Christopher, 'Childhood(s) in Purple Hibiscus', English Academy Review 26.2 (October 2009), pp. 48-59.
  • Ouma, Christopher E.W., 'Daughters of Sentiment, Genealogies, and Conversations Between Things Fall Apart and Purple Hibiscus', in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: 1958-2008, ed. by David Whittaker (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011), pp. 89-105.
  • Ouma, Christopher E.W., 'Composite Consciousness and Memories of War in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', English Academy Review 28.2 (2011), pp. 15-30.
  • Ouma, Christopher, 'Chronotopicity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in The New Violent Cartography: Geo-Analysis after the Aesthetic Turn, ed. by Samson Opondo & Michael J. Shapiro (Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2012), pp. 33-48.
  • Owolabi, Dare & Omolara Kikelomo Owoeye, 'Globalization and Nigeria's Socio-Political Landscape in the Novels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Research Journal of English Language and Literature 1.1 (2013), pp. 27-34. [ available online ]
  • Palmberg, Mai & Kirsten Holst Petersen, 'Whose Biafra? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, ed. by Annalisa Oboe & Shaul Bassi (Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 191-201.
  • Pérez Ruiz, Bibián, 'Territorios Periféricos Y Potencial Femenino Subversivo En Las Novellas Africanas Escritas Por Mujeres', Afroeuropa 2.1 (2009). On Nozipo Maraire's Zenzele, A Letter for my Daughter, Fatou Diome's Somewhere in the Atlantic, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. In Spanish.
  • Rushton, Amy, 'Trashing National Identity: The Portrayal of Ethnic Conflict in the Contemporary African Novel', GLITS-e: A Journal of Criticism 2 (2011-2012). Includes an analysis of Half of a Yellow Sun. [ available online ]
  • Ryan, Connor, 'Regimes of Waste: Aesthetics, Politics, and Waste from Kofi Awoonor and Ayi Kwei Armah to Chimamanda Adichie and Zeze Gamboa', Research in African Literatures 44.4 (Winter 2013), pp. 51-68.
  • Sackeyfio, Rose A., 'Diaspora Identities in Short Fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sefi Atta', African Literature Today 31 (2013), pp. 102-114.
  • Saikia, Giteemoni, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Portrayal of Child Characters', International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention 1.1 (December 2012), pp. 37-38. [ available online ]
  • Satkunananthan, Anita Harris, 'Textual Transgressions and Consuming the Self in the Fiction of Helen Oyeyemi and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Hecate 37.2 (November 2011), pp. 41-69.
  • Simoes da Silva, Tony, 'Embodied Genealogies and Gendered Violence in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Writing', African Identities 10.4 (2012), pp. 455-470.
  • Stobie, Cheryl, 'Dethroning the Infallible Father: Religion, Patriarchy and Politics in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Literature and Theology 24.4 (2010), pp. 421-435.
  • Stobie, Cheryl, 'Gendered Bodies in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', in Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Bill Ashcroft, Ranjini Mendis, Julie McGonegal & Arun Mukherjee (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2012), pp. 307-326.
  • Strehle, Susan, 'The Decolonized Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', in her Transnational Women's Fiction: Unsettling Home and Homeland (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 102-125.
  • Strehle, Susan, 'Producing Exile: Diasporic Vision in Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Modern Fiction Studies 57.4 (Winter 2011), pp. 650-672. [ available online ]
  • Szuba, Monika, 'Re-examining the Past, Renegotiating Identities: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)', in Empty Treasure Chests Dumped from Departed Ships: Re-Mapping (Post)Colonialism in Art and Literature in English, ed. by Liliana Sikorska (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2011).
  • Tembo, Nick Mdika, 'Ethnic Conflict and the Politics of Greed: Rethinking Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society 40 (2012), pp. 173-189.
  • Toivanen, Anna Leena, 'Daddy’s Girls?: Father-Daughter Relations and the Failures of the Postcolonial Nation-State in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Véroniqe Tadjo's Loin de mon père', Ariel 44.1 (2013), pp. 99-126.
  • Toye, Deji, 'Unmasking the Okonkwo Complex in Purple Hibiscus', Guardian (Nigeria), 24 January 2005.
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (2003)', English Text Construction 2.1 (2009), pp. 121-131. [ available online ]
  • Tunca, Daria, 'An Ambiguous "Freedom Song": Mind-Style in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', Postcolonial Text 5.1 (2009). [ available online ]
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Of French Fries and Cookies: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Diasporic Short Fiction', in The African Presence in Europe and Beyond / Présence africaine en Europe et au-delà, ed. by Kathleen Gyssels & Bénédicte Ledent (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2010), pp. 291-309. [ available online ]
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Appropriating Achebe: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and "The Headstrong Historian"', in Adaptation and Cultural Appropriation: Literature, Film, and the Arts, ed. by Pascal Nicklas & Oliver Lindner (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012), pp. 230-250. [ request an offprint ]
  • Tunca, Daria, 'The Confessions of a "Buddhist Catholic": Religion in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Research in African Literatures 44.3 (Autumn 2013), pp. 50-71.
  • Udumukwu, Onyemaechi, 'Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Issues of Ideology in the Constitution of the Nigerian Novel', Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 48.1 (2011), pp. 184-204. [ available online ]
  • Ugochukwu, Francoise, 'From Nwana to Adichie: Britishness Goes Full Circle in Nigerian Literature', in Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad, ed. by Catherine McGlynn, Andrew Mycock & James W. McAuley (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 135-149.
  • Ugochukwu, Francoise, 'A Lingering Nightmare: Achebe, Ofoegbu and Adichie on Biafra', Matatu 39 (2011), pp. 253-272. [ available online ]
  • Ugochukwu, Francoise, 'Restoring Igbo dignity - Ike and Adichie on the University of Nigeria', in Against All Odds: The Igbo Experience in Post-Colonial Nigeria, ed. by Apollos O. Nwauwa & Chima J.Korieh (Glassboro, NJ: Goldline & Jacobs Publishing, 2011), pp. 377-395.
  • Ugochukwu, Francoise, 'Plaited Hair in a Calabash – Adichie on the Biafran Landscape', Mbari: the International Journal of Igbo Studies 2.1&2 (2012), pp. 49–59. [ available online ]
  • Uwakweh, Pauline Ada, "Breaking Gods": The Narrator as Revelator and Critic of the Postcolonial Condition in Purple Hibiscus', in Emerging African Voices: A Study of Contemporary African Literature, ed. by Walter P. Collins III (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010), pp. 53-74.
  • Uwakweh, Pauline Ada, 'Negotiating Marriage and Motherhood: A Critical Perspective on the Immigration Narratives of Buchi Emecheta and Chimamanda Adichie', in Engaging the Diaspora: Migration and African Families, ed. by Pauline Ada Uwakweh, Jerono P. Rotich & Comfort O. Okpala (Lanham: Lexington, 2014), pp. 15-38.
  • Uwakweh, Pauline, '(Re)Constructing Masculinity and Femininity in African War Narratives: The Youth in Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Gorretti Kyomuhendo's Waiting: A Novel of Uganda at War', JALA 7.1 (Summer-Fall 2012), pp. 82-106.
  • Uwasomba, Chijioke, 'Story as History; History as Story in Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Afrrew Ijah: An International Journal of Arts and Humanities 1.4 (November 2012), pp. 28-45. [ available online ]
  • Vambe, Maurice Taonezvi, 'Songs of Biafra: Contrasting Perspectives on the Igbo Genocide in Chukwuemeka Ike's Sunset at Dawn: A Novel of the Biafran War (1993) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2007)', Muziki 9.2 (2012), pp. 15-40.
  • Walder, Dennis, 'Remembering "Bitter Histories": From Achebe to Adichie', in his Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Representation, and Memory, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 31 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 116-138.
  • Wallace, Cynthia R., 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and the Paradoxes of Postcolonial Redemption', Christianity and Literature 61.3 (Spring 2012), pp. 465-483.
  • Whittaker, David, 'The Novelist as Teacher: Things Fall Apart and the Hauntology of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: 1958-2008, ed. by David Whittaker (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011), pp. 107-117.
  • Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian, 'Religion and Childhood in Two African Communities: Ogot's "The Rain Came" and Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', in her Representing Africa in Children's Literature: Old and New Ways of Seeing (London & New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 37-48.
Entries in Encyclopedias & Reference Works
  • 'Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977 -   )', Student Encyclopedia of African Literature, ed. by Douglas Killam & Alicia L. Kerfoot (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007), p. 5.
  • 'Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977 -   )', The Columbia Guide to West African Literature since 1945, ed. by Oyekan Owomoyela (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008), pp. 58-59.
  • Contemporary Black Biography Vol. 64, ed. by Sara Pendergast & Tom Pendergast (Detroit: Gale, 2008), p. 3.
  • Entry in The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th ed., ed. by Dinah Birch (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Entry in Authors and Artists for Young Adults, vol. 80, ed. by Dana Ferguson (Detroit: Gale, 2009).
  • Clemens, Colleen, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun', Literary Encyclopedia, 13 November 2013.
  • Dennihy, Melissa, 'Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2006', in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works, ed. by Geoff Hamilton & Brian Jones (New York: Facts on File, 2010), pp. 172-174.
  • Ekwe Ekwe, Herbert, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Literary Encyclopedia, 1 September 2005.
  • Kehinde, Jegede, 'Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', in Selected Female African Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets, ed. by Olaniyi Olakanye Olaluwoye (Ondo, Nigeria: Olaluwoye, 2007).
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (née en 1977)', in Guide des littératures d'Irlande et du Commonwealth des origines à nos jours, ed. by Jean Pouvelle & Jean-Pierre Demarche (Paris: Ellipses, 2008), pp. 287-290. In French. Includes a short biography of Adichie, a summary and a brief analysis of Purple Hibiscus. [ request an offprint ]
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977 -   )', in Dictionary of African Biography (vol. 1: Abach-Brand), ed. by Henry Louis Gates Jr & Emmanuel K. Akyeampong (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 94-95.
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', in Dictionnaire universel des Créatrices, ed. by Mireille Calle-Gruber, Béatrice Didier & Antoinette Fouque (Paris: Les Editions des Femmes – Antoinette Fouque, 2013), pp. 47-48.
  • White, Laura, 'Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977 -   )', in Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, ed. by Geoff Hamilton & Brian Jones (New York: Facts on File, 2010), pp. 3-4.
Study Guides
  • Elkin, Susan, Purple Hibiscus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Philip Allan Literature Guide for GCSE (Deddington: Philip Allan Updates, 2011), 94 pp.
  • Johns, Llewellyn, Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Notes (Melbourne: CAE Book Groups, 2007), 17 pp.
  • Kellam, Glenn, The Thing around your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guide (Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • Muscat, Daniela & Stephanie Xerri Agius, The Road to Freedom: A Study Guide to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (New York & Bloomington: iUniverse, 2010), 91 pp.
Dissertations
  • Akpome, Aghogho, 'Narrating a New Nationalism: Exploring the Ideological and Stylistic Influence of Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah (1987) on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)', MA thesis, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2012, 150 pp.
  • Alexander, Katie, 'Lived Experiences of Male and Female Hybridity within Chimamanda Adichie's Diaspora', Honors thesis, American University, Washington DC, USA, 2013, 49 pp.
  • Campbell, Carly Anne, 'There Is No Other: Situational Identity in Adichie's "A Private Experience", BA thesis, Ohio University, Athens, USA, 2013, 59 pp.
  • Conwell, Joan, 'Dismantling the Center from the Margins: Patriarchy and Transnational Literature by Women', MA thesis, East Carolina University, USA, 2011, 63 pp. Contains a discussion of Purple Hibiscus.
  • De Mey, Joke, 'The Intersection of History, Literature and Trauma in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', MA thesis, Ghent University, Belgium, 2011, 60 pp.
  • Diouf, Emilie Ndione, 'African Women Writing Trauma: The Representation of Psychological Trauma in African Women's Fiction', MA thesis, Michigan State University, 2010, 39 pp.
  • Eisenberg, Eve Judith, 'Descent or Dissent: Patriarchy and genre in Adichie and Achebe', MA thesis, State University of New York, 2008, 64 pp.
  • Ford, Na'Imah Hanan, 'Theory of Yere-Wolo Coming-of-age Narratives in African Diaspora Literature', PhD thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007. Contains a discussion of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Francis, Kela Nnarka, 'The African Masking Process: Re-Interpreting Mask and Mas' in Six Anglophone Texts', PhD thesis, Howard University, 2012, 197 pp. Contains a discussion of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Harris Satkunananthan, Anita, 'Liminal Dissonance and Doublings: The Fiction of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helen Oyeyemi', PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2012, 190 pp.
  • Imma, Z'etoile, 'Intimate Men/Intimate Spaces: (Re) Locating African Masculinities and the Politics of the Postcolony in African Feminist Fiction and Film', PhD thesis, University of Virginia, USA, 2012, 279 pp.
  • Ireoluwa, Adeola Oluwatoyin, 'Culture and Discrimination against Women in Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood and Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', BA thesis, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 2011, 80 pp.
  • Jernigan Sinclair, Tara, 'Beyond their Control: The Disempowerment of Women in Middle Eastern and African Literature', MA thesis, East Carolina University, Greenvilla, USA, 2012, 85 pp. Contains a chapter on Purple Hibiscus (pp. 59-79).
  • Kabwila Kapasula, Jessie Zondiwe, 'Transnational Feminist Agency in African and Afro-diasporic Fiction and Film', PhD thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2010, 375 pp. On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Edwidge Danticat.
  • Kirlew, Shauna Morgan, '21st-Century Neo-Anticolonial Literature and the Struggle for a New Global Order', PhD thesis, Georgia State University, USA, 2012. Includes an analysis of Adichie's fiction.
  • Krishnan, Madhu, 'Constructions of Self and Community in the Contemporary Nigerian-Biafran War Novel', PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, UK, 2012. Partly deals with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Mboya, Georgiads Kivai, 'The Female Voice and the Future of Gender Relationships in the Nigerian Nation in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun', MA thesis, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2010, 136 pp.
  • Misra, Jahnavi, 'Re-visioning the Ethics of Care: Femininity, Cosmopolitanism and Contemporary Women's Writings', PhD thesis, Durham University, United Kingdom, 2012. Contains an analysis of Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Mzali, Ines, 'Postcolonial Readings of Resistance and Negotiation in Selected Contemporary African Writing', PhD thesis, University of Montréal, Canada, 2011, 338 pp. Contains a chapter entitled 'Postcolonial Trauma: Negotiating Responsibility as Resistance in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun and Sefi Atta's Everything Good Will Come (pp. 233-304).
  • Nabutanyi, Edgar Fred, 'Representations of Troubled Childhoods in Selected Post-1990 African Fiction in English', PhD thesis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2013, 272 pp. Contains a chapter entitled 'Ritualised Abuse in Purple Hibiscus' (pp. 135-147).
  • Nadaswaran, Shalini, 'Out ofthe Silence: Igbo Women Writers and Contemporary Nigeria', PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2013, 214 pp.
  • Neupane, Surya Prasad, 'Construction of Community as the Cause of Communal Violence: A Study of Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', MA thesis, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010, 81 pp.
  • Ngwira, Emmanuel Mzomera, 'Writing Marginality: History, Authorship and Gender in the Fiction of Zoe Wicomb and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', PhD thesis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2013, 217 pp.
  • Nwokeabia, Nmachika Nwakaego, 'The Poetics and Politics of 21st Century Nigerian Writing', PhD thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2014, 180 pp. Partly deals with Purple Hibiscus.
  • Omowumi, Jide, 'A Stylistic Analysis of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing around Your Neck', BA thesis, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 2011.
  • Osunbade, Adeniyi, 'Explicatures and Implicatures of Conversations in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, PhD thesis, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2010.
  • Ouma, Christopher Ernest Werimo, 'Journeying out of silenced familial spaces in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', MA thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2007, 113 pp.
  • Ouma, Christopher Ernest Werimo, 'Childhood in Contemporary Nigerian Fiction', PhD thesis, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2011, 340 pp, passim. Contains various sections on Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Peters, Audrey, 'Pro Patria: Fatherhood and Fatherland in Chimamanda Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', MA thesis, East Tennessee State University, USA, 2010, 65 pp.
  • Phillips, Delores B., 'In Questionable Taste: Eating Culture, Cooking Culture in Anglophone Postcolonial Texts', PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2009. Contains a chapter entitled 'The Excesses of this World: The Cookbook Form's Unwillingness to Report The News', which partly deals with Purple Hibiscus (pp. 137-152).
  • Plaias, Maria, '"The danger of a single story" in Chimamanda N. Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', MA thesis, University of Padua, Italy, 2012-2013, 110 pp.
  • Rehnus, Nadine, '"Vernetzte Lebenswelten" - Identität und Transkulturalität in der Literatur der Migration in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies und Leila Aboulelas Short Fiction', MA thesis, Humbold University, Berlin, Germany, 2012, 101 pp.
  • Resende, Roberta Mara, 'Gênero e Nação na Ficção de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', MA thesis, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil, 2013, 106 pp. In Portuguese.
  • Rosenqvist, Anna, 'Mimicry and Ambivalence: The Effects of Colonisation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus', BA thesis, Umeå University, Sweden, 2014, 22 pp.
  • Smit, Willem Jacobus, 'Becoming the Third Generation: Negotiating Modern Selves in Nigerian Bildungsromane of the 21st Century', MA thesis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2009, 128 pp. Contains a chapter entitled 'Negotiating Traditions, Gender and Silences in Purple Hibiscus' (pp. 28-57).
  • Sullivan, Mecca J., 'Interstitial Voices: The Poetics of Difference in Afrodiasporic Women's Literature', PhD thesis, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2012, 321 pp.
  • Tigner, Julia Ann, '"Home is nowhere": Negotiating Identities in Colonized Worlds', MA thesis, University of Georgia, 2007, 50 pp. Contains a chapter entitled 'Tradition or Modernity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus' (pp. 27-48).
  • Tomasin, Jessica, 'The danger of a single story: Contemporary Nigeria and the new African diaspora in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck', MA thesis, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy, 2011-2012, 162 pp.
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Style beyond Borders: Language in Recent Nigerian Fiction', PhD thesis, University of Liège, Belgium, 2008, 332 pp. Contains a chapter on Purple Hibiscus and some of Adichie's short stories.
  • van Bever Donker, Vincent, 'Ethics and Recognition in Postcolonial Literature: Reading Amitav Ghosh, Caryl Phillips, Chimamanda Adichie and Kazuo Ishiguro', PhD thesis, University of Oxford, UK, 2012.
  • Vogtsberger, Elizabeth Diane, 'Speaking Up, Speaking Out: The Revolutionary Potential of the Adolescent Girl in Postcolonial African Women's Literature', PhD thesis, Lehigh University, USA, 2010, 245 pp. Includes a chapter entitled 'The Power to "Tell": Speaking Desire, Autonomy, and Resistance in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (pp. 113-166).
  • Wallace, Cynthia R., '"If We Could Learn to Learn from Pain": A Contemporary Literary Ethics of Women's Suffering and Self-Sacrifice', PhD thesis, Loyalo University, Chicago, USA, 2012, 475 pp. Contains a chapter entitled 'Silent (in the Face of) Suffering? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Postcolonial Cultural Hermeneutics' (pp. 321-399), on Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Wirngo Siver, Comfort, 'Self-Migration and Cultural Inbetweenness: A Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck', MA thesis, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, 84 pp.
  • Yohannes, Linda, 'A Postcolonial Look at African Literature: Case Study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Works', MA thesis, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2012, 75 pp.
  • Zulfiqar Chaudhry, Sadia, 'African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender', PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014.
Profiles
  • Kalu, Uduma, 'Nigerian wins literature prize in the U.S', Guardian (Nigeria), 12 September 2003.
  • Habich, John, 'Young Nigerian's first novel blazes with insight of new and old religion', Star Tribune, 19 October 2003, p. E1.
  • Bolling, Deborah, 'Planting the Seeds', City Paper (Philadelphia), 6 November 2003.
  • Weeks, Jerome, 'Leaving may lead her home: First novel inspires writer to re-energize Nigerian literature', Dallas Morning News, 4 December 2003.
  • 'Sharing her Gift', Universe 4.1, January-February 2004, pp. 3, 9.
  • Roberts, Alison, 'When my father read my novel, he was absolutely was horrified!', Evening Standard, 30 April 2004.
  • Morris, Davina, 'Yinka Sunmonu finds in debut author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a woman confident of her own ability', Voice, 9 May 2004.
  • Ogundare, Gbenga, 'Three Nigerian female writers become hot properties on the international literary circuit', News (Lagos), 14 May 2004.
  • Nwachukwu Mcphilips, 'G-15 hosts Chimamanda Adichie, triggers literary campaign', Vanguard, 8 August 2004.
  • Atojoko, Salif, 'Adichie's Passion: Writing, More Writing', Newswatch (Nigeria), 13 September 2004.
  • Schoettler, Carl, 'Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie is a story in herself', Baltimore Sun, 4 October 2004.
  • Sniatecki, Ryan, 'Seeking to Write Universal Truths', Baltimore Chronicle, 9 October 2004.
  • Washburn, Lindy, 'The family resembled a homeland torn apart', Record (Bergen County, NJ), 12 December 2004, p. E1.
  • Diop, Coumba, 'Itineraire: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a le mal du pays', Jeune Afrique L'intelligent 2294/2295 (26 December 4004), pp. 126-127. In French.
  • Garner, Clare, 'Profile of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', in the P.S. section to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus (London: Harper Perennial, 2005), pp. 2-5.
  • Braunstein, Emily, 'Out of Africa', Salient 4, 2005.
  • Fallon, Helen, 'Love in a Time of Terror: the Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Africa 70.5 (2005), pp. 18-19.
  • Sibree, Bron, 'Out of Africa: tyranny and innocence', Canberra Times, 5 February 2005, p. 11. A shorter version was previously published as 'Strictly speaking: living with tyranny', South China Morning Post, 2 January 2005, p. 9; an even shorter version was also published as 'The religious divide', Daily Telegraph (Australia), 5 February 2005, p. 78.
  • Harvey, Siobhan, 'Purple Hibiscus author lucky by name', Dominion Post, 19 February 2005.
  • O'Connor, Shaunagh, 'Write of Passage', Herald Sun (Australia), 19 February 2005, p. W29. A different version was also published as 'Another world', Courier Mail, 26 February 2005, p. M6.
  • Steger, Jason,, 'Glorious shock of distinction', Age, 25 February 2005, p. 5.
  • Gilchrist David, 'Forgotten lessons threaten future', New Zealand Herald, 2 March 2005.
  • Keenan, Catherine, 'Ethnic enough', Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2005, p. 12.
  • Case, Jo, 'A voice from Africa', Big Issue Australia, 7 April 2005.
  • Eze, James, 'My American fans want to visit Nsukka, Abba after reading Purple Hibiscus', Sunday Sun, 30 October 2005.
  • Jackson, A. Naomi, 'Let There Be Peace, Let There Be Life', Mosaic Literary Magazine 17 (2006), pp. 28-31, 49.
  • 'Author profile: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', World Literature Today 80.2 (March-April 2006), pp. 5-6.
  • Tunca, Daria, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie en Chika Unigwe: stemmen die aandacht verdienen', trans. from the English by Lode Demetter, Rekto:verso: Tweemaandelijks Tijdschrift voor Kunstkritiek 16 (March-April 2006), pp. 18-19. In Dutch.
  • Patterson, Christina, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Fortunes of war and peace', Independent, 18 August 2006, p. 20-21.
  • 'Out of Africa', Irish Times, 26 August 2006.
  • Peel, Michael, 'Love in the time of war', Financial Times, 9 September 2006, p. 3. Also published in Businessday, 23 September 2006.
  • McGrath, Charles, 'A Nigerian Author Looking Unflinchingly at the Past', New York Times, 23 September 2006, pp. B7, 12. Also published as 'No life away from her books', Age, 8 October 2006.
  • Thompson, Bob, 'From Pages of Fiction, A Volume of Sad Truth', Washington Post, 27 September 2006, p. C1. Also published as 'Compassion for Nigeria burns in "Sun"', Contra Costa Times, 8 October 2006.
  • Habtezghi, Nazenet, 'Lit's It Girl', Essence 37.5 (September 2006), p. 112.
  • Wigod, Rebecca, 'Nigerian writer creates vivid tale of '60s Africa', Vancouver Sun, 19 October 2006, p. D9.
  • Walker, Susan, 'Revisiting the bloody trail of civil war', Toronto Star, 22 October 2006, p. C8.
  • Kimber, Charles, 'Interview: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Socialist Review, October 2006.
  • Bailey Nurse, Donna, 'Facing down horror', Ottawa Citizen, 5 November 2006, p. C3.
  • Yanofsky, Joel, 'A story she was destined to tell', Montreal Gazette, 18 November 2006, p. K3.
  • Brune, Adrian, 'A chronicle of war imagined through her novel, writer comes to terms with her nation's deepest conflict', Hartford Courant, 26 November 2006, p. G 3.
  • Weyler, Svante, 'Svante Weyler om Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Sydsvenskan, 22 December 2006. In Swedish.
  • Mwazemba, John, 'Chimamanda Ngozi: Salute a rising star', Standard (Kenya), 23 December 2006.
  • Akubuiro, Henry, 'My love life', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 14 January 2007.
  • Njoku, Benjamin, 'Another laurel for Chimamanda, the queen of storytelling', Vanguard, 28 January 2007.
  • Gonzalez, Susan, 'In her novel, student tells human story of Biafran War', Yale Bulletin and Calendar 35.23 (30 March 2007).
  • 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Latest Novel Remembers Biafran History', Voice of America Press Releases and Documents, 25 April 2007.
  • Kleen, Björn af, 'Litterärt underbarn på Sverigebesök', Sydsvenskan, 29 May 2007. In Swedish.
  • Reynolds, Nigel, 'Blyton tales that led to literary triumph', Daily Telegraph, 7 June 2007, p. 7.
  • Richards, Huw, 'I have to be an optimist', Times Higher Education Supplement 1797, 8 June 2007, pp. 18-19.
  • Moss, Stephen, 'Madonna's not our saviour', Guardian, 8 June 2007, pp. 14-15. Also published in Deccan Herald (India), 16 June 2007.
  • Millard, Rosie, 'This is the Africa you don't hear about', Sunday Times, 10 June 2007, p. 5. Also published in Daily Sun (Nigeria), 20 June 2007.
  • Muhammad, Muhammad K., 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Daily Trust (Abuja), 10 June 2007.
  • Roy, Nilanjana S., 'Chimamanda Ngozi: Another Africa', Business Standard (New Delhi), 12 June 2007.
  • 'Un autre regard sur l'Afrique', Inrockuptibles 602, 12 June 2007, p. 9.
  • Arana, Marie, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Teller of Tales', Washington Post, 17 June 2007, p. BW11.
  • Nwachukwu, McPhilips, 'Chimamanda Adichie's war story re-draws the map of truth', Vanguard, 17 June 2007.
  • Oksenhorn, Stewart, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Toward a broader view of Africa', Aspen Times 23 June 2007.
  • Nwachukwu, McPhilips & Ovo Adagha, 'Like Achebe, like Adichie', Vanguard, 24 June 2007.
  • 'Chimamanda's Literary Garland', This Day, 4 July 2007.
  • 'Getting to know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Kitu Kizuri 6 (July-September 2008), pp. 10-11.
  • Wilton, Caren, New Zealand Listener Vol 210 No 3507, 28 July - 3 August 2007.
  • Ghoshal, Somak, 'The African Writer and the Burden of History', Telegraph (India), 10 August 2007.
  • Eberhart, John Mark, 'Interview: Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' , Kansas City Star, 8 September 2007.
  • Michael Janairo, 'Family is crucial to Adichie's writings', Times Union, 14 October 2007, p. J1.
  • 'Artist of the Year', Leadership, 2 January 2008.
  • Adeniji, Gbenga, 'Chimamanda clinches another laurel', Daily Sun, 6 April 2008.
  • Triantafyllou, Yannis, 'Γράφω για να μην ξεχάσουμε τη σφαγή της Μπιάφρας' ('Grafo gia na min xehasoume ti sfagi tis Biafras'; translation into English: 'I write so that we don't forget Biafra's massacre'), Eleftherotypia, 22 May 2008. In Greek.
  • Abanobi, Chika, 'Chimamanda reveals secret of her writing skill', Daily Sun, 21 September 2008.
  • Roylance Frank D., & Tyeesha Dixon, 'Genius in our midst', Baltimore Sun, 23 September 2008. On the three Marylanders who have won the 2008 MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'.
  • De Nike, Lisa & Maria Blackburn, 'Celebrating MacArthur Honors', Arts & Science Magazine 6.1 (Fall 2008).
  • Kort, Michelle, 'Behind the words', Ms. Magazine 18.4 (Fall 2008), p. 68.
  • 'Changing the Paradigms of Literature', Excl International Magazine 33 (circa 2008), pp. 6-7.
  • 'La vincitrice del Nonino Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie racconta il suo romanzo', Il Tempo, 31 January 2009. In Italian.
  • Skidelsky, William, 'The interview: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Observer (Review), 5 April 2009, p. 7.
  • Sadler, Stephanie, 'Stories of "complicated affection"', Seven Magazine, 14 April 2009.
  • Guest, Kathy, 'A class of her own', Independent, 10 April 2009, pp. 26-27. Published online as 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: How the acclaimed novelist is becoming a role-model and mentor', Independent, 9 April 2009. Also published as 'Giving voice to African women', Sun Daily (Malaysia), 15 April 2009, and as 'Continental Shift', Sydney Morning Herald, 2 May 2009, p. 8, and Brisbane Times, 4 May 2009.
  • Ingström, Pia, 'Krigets och kyrkans Nigeria', Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL), 16 April 2009. In Swedish.
  • Sawers, Claire, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: State of Grace', List 627, 16 April 2009.
  • Isaacson, Maureen, 'It4s a big lie that all is fine and fair', Sunday Independent, 19 April 2009, p. 17.
  • Nikkanen, Hanna, 'Biafran aamu', Voima, April 2009. In Finnish.
  • 'Fearless storyteller', Australian, 2 May 2009, p. 1.
  • de Villiers, Melissa, 'Out Of Darkness', Times (Johannesburg), 9 May 2009.
  • Cosic, Miriam, 'Fresh Nigerian voice speaks of "horrible things"', Australian, 20 May 2009, p. 6.
  • 'Biafra remembered', West Australian, 26 May 2009, p. 6.
  • Mosse, Kate, 'Short, Sweet, With a Twist: Former Orange Prize-winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie revisits the wellspring of the bestselling Nigerian novels, the short story', Books Quarterly 32 (2009), pp. 72-75.
  • Nawotka, Ed, 'Nigerian author Adichie lets her writing do her talking', Dallas Morning News, 24 June 2009.
  • Barber, John, 'Chimamanda Adichie: a princess of the written word', Globe and Mail, 4 July 2009, p. R1.
  • Amoss, Marianne, 'Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie negotiates the distance between Maryland and Africa', Urbanite Baltimore 61 (July 2009).
  • 'Chimamanda "Writes" For African Voices', This Day, 13 July 2009.
  • Agbro, Joe Jr, 'Marriage can be very dangerous to women', Nation, 19 July 2009.
  • Mukan, Hauwa R., 'Personality: Chimamanda Adichie', NEXT, 27 July 2009.
  • Shea, Renee H., 'A Slender Hope: A Profile of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Poets & Writers 37.4 (July-August 2009), pp. 42-47.
  • Chatterjee, Madhusree, 'My stories are about class and immigration', Indo-Asian News Service, 7 August 2009. Also published in Thaindian News, 7 August 2009.
  • Macaulay, Femi, 'Now that Chimamanda has a husband', Nation, 20 September 2009.
  • Franklin, Ruth, 'Things come together', New Republic, 240.17, 23 September 2009, pp. 52-55.
  • Parford, Lucy, 'Why Michelle's my first lady', Gloucestershire Echo, 14 October 2009, p. 10.
  • McCauley, Mary Carole, 'Author wrestles with expectation', Baltimore Sun, 25 October 2009.
  • Curtis, Stephen, 'Black Female Writers Continue Literary Legacy', Crisis 117.2 (1 April 2010), p. 13. On Elizabeth Alexander and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • Onyebukwa, Vivian, 'I write the way I feel - Chimamanda Adichie', Daily Sun, 10 June 2010.
  • Mutunga, Kamau, 'Africa's best literary flower', Daily Monitor, 12 September 2010.
  • Nawotka, Edward, 'Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of The Thing Around Your Neck', American-Statesman, 9 October 2010.
  • Daniel, Smriti, 'Chimamanda: Tougher than she looks!', Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), 30 January 2011.
  • Umelo, Okechukwu, 'Stories matter: a glimpse into the world of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Courier 23 (May-June 2011), pp. 36-37. Published simultaneously in French as 'L'importance des histoires: aperçu de l'univers de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Courrier 23 (May-June 2011), pp. 36-37; in Spanish as 'La importancia de las historias: una mirada al mundo de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Correo 23 (May-June 2011), pp. 36-37; and in Portuguese as 'Assunto: visão rápida do mundo de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Correio 23 (May-June 2011), pp. 36-37.
  • Emelike, Obinna, 'The African story as told by Chimamanda Adichie', Business Day, 26 August 2011.
  • Bryce Young, Jessica, 'Things Fall Together', Orlando Weekly, 23 February 2012.
  • 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', L'Uomo Vogue 431 (May-June 2012).
  • Hanna, Julia, 'A Novel About Love, Hair, and Race', Radcliffe Magazine (1 August 2012).
  • Uzoatu, Uzor Maxim, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Beautiful Inside and Outside', Premium Times, 11 September 2012.
  • Calkin, Jessamy, 'Love in the time of cornrows: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her new novel', Telegraph, 6 April 2013.
  • Mesure, Susie, 'Chimamanda Adichie: "Dark-skinned girls are never the babes"', Independent, 14 April 2013.
  • Cohen, Claire, 'Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: women don't want simpering heroines', Telegraph, 16 April 2013.
  • Ramaswamy, Chitra, 'Chimamanda Ngozie [sic] Adichie on writing about race', Scotsman, 27 April 2013.
  • Kellogg, Carolyn, 'With Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race', Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2013.
  • Medley, Mark, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Arrivals and departures', National Post, 31 May 2013.
  • Barber, John, 'New novel shows that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gets the race thing', Globe and Mail, 9 June 2013.
  • Rogo, Paula, 'Chimamanda on authenticity, friendship and the online world', East African, 20 June 2013.
  • Allison, Simon, Daily Maverick, 21 June 2013.
  • Eze, James, 'Chimamanda Adichie: The Price of Genius', Premium Times, 2 September 2013.
  • 'The Artists', Foreign Policy (December 2013), pp. 121-122.
  • Sam-Duru, Prisca, 'Chimamanda Adichie, a Growing Literary Prodigy', Vanguard, 23 January 2014.
  • Brockes, Emma, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Don't we all write about love? When men do it, it's a political comment. When women do it, it's just a love story", Guardian [online], 21 March 2014.
  • O'Connell, Alex, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "I am turning my niece into a little feminist. It's going well"', Times, 11 April 2014.
  • Hobson, Janell, 'Storyteller: A Nigerian-born novelist is becoming one of the most talked-about writers in the U.S.', Ms. Magazine (Summer 2014), pp. 26-29.
News
  • Reynolds, Nigel, 'Young Nigerian writer eyes top fiction award', Daily Telegraph, 27 April 2004, p. 10.
  • Ezard, John, 'Debut novel from Nigeria storms Orange shortlist', Guardian, 27 April 2004, p. 9.
  • Wood, Molara, 'Chimamanda's Day at the Orange Prize', Guardian (Nigeria), 13 June 2004.
  • Alisi, Cindy, 'Adichie wins Commonwealth Writers Prize', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 5 April 2005.
  • Pauli, Michelle, 'Nigerian debut makes John Llewellyn Rhys shortlist', Guardian, 14 November 2005.
  • Wood, Molara, 'Launching Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun', Guardian (Nigeria), 27 August 2006.
  • Afolayan, Sunday, 'Chimamanda named for Books Critics Circle Award', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 30 January 2007.
  • Ezard, John, 'Nigerian war epic is frontrunner for Orange fiction prize', Guardian, 18 April 2007, p. 13.
  • MacNamara, William, 'Biafran war tale tipped for Orange Prize', Financial Times, 18 April 2007, p. 4.
  • Majendie, Paul, 'Nigeria's Adichie hot favourite for Orange prize', Reuters News, 5 June 2007.
  • 'Nigerian author is Orange winner', Metro, 6 June 2007.
  • 'Nigerian favourite to win Orange fiction prize', Agence France Presse, 6 June 2007.
  • 'Nigerian wins fiction prize for women', Agence France Presse, 6 June 2007.
  • Majendie, Paul, 'Nigerian author wins top women's fiction prize', Reuters Press, 6 June 2007.
  • Majendie, Paul, 'Nigeria's Adichie lands Orange prize', Scotsman, 6 June 2007.
  • Ezard, John, 'Testament to youth as war epic wins Orange prize', Guardian, 7 June 2007, p. 5. Previously published online as 'Nigerian war epic sweeps to Orange prize victory', Guardian, 6 June 2007.
  • 'Adichie Wins U.K. Book Prize', Washington Post, 7 June 2007, p. C3.
  • 'African wins Orange Broadband Prize', Vancouver Sun, 7 June 2007, p. D3.
  • 'Canadian, Nigerian authors win Orange prizes', Times Colonist (Canada), 7 June 2007, p. 45.
  • 'Nigerian novel wins Orange prize', Irish Times, 7 June 2007, p. 13.
  • 'Nigerian wins Orange prize', Irish Independent, 7 June 2007, p. 33.
  • 'Nigerian is the youngest winner of Orange Prize', Birmingham Post, 7 June 2007, p. 12.
  • Aspden, Peter, 'Orange prize goes to Nigerian', Financial Times, 7 June 2007, p. 2.
  • Dugan, Emily, 'Nigeria epic wins Orange prize for youngest writer', Independent, 7 June 2007.
  • Ezard, John, 'Testament to youth as war epic wins Orange prize', Guardian, 7 June 2007, p. 11. Also published in Age, 8 June 2007.
  • Hoyle, Ben, 'Nigerian civil war epic wins the Orange prize for fiction', Times, 7 June 2007, p. 8.
  • Ohia, Paul, 'Adichie Wins Orange Prize', This Day, 7 June 2007.
  • Reynolds, Nigel, 'Nigerian author wins top literary prize', Telegraph, 7 June 2007.
  • Sexton, David, 'Yellow grabs the Orange as gifted Adichie wins for novel about Biafra', Evening Standard, 7 June 2007, p. 17.
  • 'Nigerian wins women's literary prize', Australian, 8 June 2007, p. 12.
  • 'Nigeriaanse wint Orange-fictieprijs', Trouw, 8 June 2007.
  • Wood, Molara, 'Chimamanda's Night of Glory', This Day (Lagos), 8 June 2007.
  • 'Nigerian epic a winner', Straits Times (Singapore), 9 June 2007, p. 118.
  • 'Adichie wins Orange for novel set in Biafran civil war', Edmonton Journal, 9 June 2007, p. 44.
  • Anderson, Hephzibah, 'Nigerian author wins literary prize for women', Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 June 2007, p. 25.
  • Pauli, Michelle, 'Adichie in running for second major award', Guardian, 27 June 2007.
  • 'Garlands for Achebe, Adichie' (Editorial), Daily Sun, 11 July 2007.
  • Nwachukwu, McPhilips & Emmanuel Augustino, 'From Fidelity Bank... A Purple Reception for Chimamanda Adichie', Vanguard, 16 July 2007.
  • 'Fidelity Bank Plc and Chimamanda hold Creative Writing Workshop', Vanguard, 26 July 2007.
  • 'Chimamanda Adichie moves for more creativity in Nigeria', Businessday, 26 July 2007.
  • 'Binyavanga, Chimamanda for Fidelity Workshop', This Day, 27 July 2007.
  • Akubuiro, Henry, 'Glamour As Fidelity draws famous writers to Nigeria', Daily Sun, 29 July 2007.
  • Jackson, A. Naomi, 'A Coup for African Letters', AFRican Magazine, date unknown (circa 2007).
  • 'Literary grandees lobby EU-Africa summit', Guardian, 6 December 2007.
  • 'Anambra honours budding novelist', Nigerian Tribune, 4 January 2008.
  • Lasisi, Akeem, 'If you don't want to write about sex, don't follow your character into the bedroom', Punch, 27 August 2008.
  • Cohen, Patricia, '25 Receive $500,000 "Genius" Fellowships', New York Times, 23 September 2008, p. 1.
  • Leiby, Richard, 'For Hopkins Astronomer and 24 Others, The Stars Align', Washington Post, 23 September 2008, p. C1.
  • Irvine, Lindesay, 'Adichie wins a $500,000 "genius grant"', Guardian, 24 September 2008.
  • 'Chimamanda Adichie bags $500,000 "genius" fellowship', Vanguard, 5 October 2008.
  • 'Eastern Alumna Chimamanda Adichie Named 2008 MacArthur Fellow', NewsFlash [Eastern Connecticut University News], October 2008.
  • Brammeier, Lauren, 'Chimamanda Adichie awarded MacArthur Fellowship', World Literature Today 82.6 (November-December 2008), p. 6.
  • Lasisi, Akeem, 'With Nonino, Chimamanda adds another prize to her cap', Punch, 18 January 2009.
  • 'Chimamanda Adichie tours US', Next, 12 July 2009.
  • 'Chimamanda launches third book', Next, 3 July 2009.
  • Adebisi, Yermi, 'Farafina, Silverbird Unveil The Thing Around Your Neck', Daily Independent, 6 July 2009.
  • Ajeluorou, Anote, 'Chimamanda's night of honour at Silverbird Galleria', Guardian (Lagos), 17 July 2009.
  • Oyegbami, Ireyimika, 'Standing up for Chimamanda', Next, 17 July 2009.
  • Akanda, Victor, 'All hail the queen of literature!', Nation, 19 July 2009.
  • 'Why we're organising creative writers workshop', Daily Sun, 2 August 2009.
  • Oyegbami, Ireyimika, 'Literary feast as Farafina workshop ends', NEXT, 30 September 2009.
  • Ajibade, Tunji, 'Chimamanda Reproduces Her Kind', Guardian (Nigeria), 4 October 2009.
  • 'Aidoo, Chimamanda, Three Others for Creative Writing Workshop', Vanguard, 12 May 2010.
  • 'Adichie to teach writing in Abuja', NEXT, 13 May 2010.
  • Medeme, Ovwe, 'Adichie, Aidoo, Others to Grace Creative Writing Workshop', Daily Independent, 19 May 2010.
  • '2face, Chimamanda Adichie up for ThisDay Awards', National Mirror, 6 March 2011.
  • Sams, Ngozi, 'Adichie reads in Yola', NEXT, 13 March 2011.
  • Ajiboye, Bunmi, 'An Afternoon with Adichie', NEXT, 26 March 2011.
  • 'Chimamanda Adichie chosen as Radcliffe fellow', NEXT, 18 March 2011.
  • Shariatmadari, David, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: religious leaders must help end Nigeria violence', Guardian [online], 13 January 2012.
  • Kemp, Stuart, 'Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor Land in Nigeria for Half of a Yellow Sun', Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2012.
  • Opurum, Nkechi, 'Shooting begins for Half of a Yellow Sun', Daily Times (Nigeria), 15 May 2012.
  • Akpan, Aniete, 'Award-Winning Film Producer, Andrea, Others Shoot Half of A Yellow Sun in Calabar', Saturday Magazine (Guardian Nigeria), 21 July 2012. Abimboye, Micheal, 'Chimamanda leads other writers to 2013 Literary Evening in Lagos', Premium Times, 16 August 2013.
  • Abodunrin, Akintayo, 'Hanging out with Chimamanda and Friends', Nigerian Tribune, 25 August 2013. About the Farafina 2013 Creative Writing Workshop.
  • Kellogg, Carolyn, 'Beyonce's song "Flawless" features writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Los Angeles Times, 13 December 2013.
  • 'Chimamanda's Half of a Yellow Sun to premiere in Nigeria', Nigerian Tribune, 3 July 2014.
Review of For Love of Biafra
  • Mueller, Stephen J., Review of Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by Ola Rotimi and For Love of Biafra by Amanda N. Adichie, Voices: The Wisconsin Review of African Literatures 3, June 2000, pp. 116-119.
Review of Decisions
  • Egonu, I.T.K., 'Decisions', Okike 38 (1998), pp. 98-102.
Reviews of Purple Hibiscus
  • Kirkus Reviews 71.15, 1 August 2003, p. 973.
  • Publishers Weekly 250.33, 18 August 2003, p. 53.
  • San Francisco Chronicle, 21 September 2003, p. M2. Short review. A shorter version also appears in San Francisco Chronicle, 28 September 2003, p. M2, and San Francisco Chronicle, 14 December 2003, p. M2.
  • Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), 19 October 2003, p. E6.
  • Star Tribune, 19 October 2003.
  • Seventeen, November 2003.
  • MBR Bookwatch 13.11, November 2003.
  • MBR Bookwatch 14.4, April 2004, p. 3.
  • Telegraph (Calcutta), 4 June 2004.
  • African Business 303, November 2004, p. 64.
  • Daily Telegraph, 4 December 2004, p. 3. Very short review.
  • South China Morning Post, 20 March 2005, p. 5. Very short review.
  • LiteraturNachrichten 85 (Summer 2005), p. 43. In German.
  • Sunday Mail (Australia), 27 February 2005, p. 81. Short review.
  • Times, 28 January 2006, page turning reads p. 22. Very short review. [ online version: 26 January 2006 ]
  • Concord Monitor, 11 June 2006, p. D04.
  • Saffron Walden Reporter, 2 July 2008.
  • Abrahamsson, Örjan, Corren, 7 June 2010. In Swedish.
  • Ajayi, Jare, Daily Sun (Nigeria), 15 June 2005.
  • Anderson, Hephzibah, 'Beers and crazed love in the house that Jerry built', Observer, 21 March 2004, p. 17. Very short review.
  • Arnold, Sue, 'Foreign journeys', Guardian, 14 June 2008, p. 8. Very review of the audiobook version of Purple Hibscus.
  • Baker, Phil, Sunday Times, 27 March 2005, Culture p. 54. Very short review.
  • Beardsley, Nancy, 'Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Explores Role of Religion in Nigeria', Voice of America, 13 December 2003. Transcript.
  • Broun, Bill, 'A Moveable Feast', Washington Post, 4 January 2004, p. BW08.
  • Brézault, Eloïse, Notre Librairie 157 (January-March 2005). In French.
  • Carroll, Steven, Age, 8 May 2004, p. 5. Very short review.
  • Chanda, Tirthankar, 'Les fleurs pourpres de la révolte', L'Humanité, 21 October 2004. In French.
  • Cohen, Ellen R., Library Journal 128.13, 15 August 2003, p. 127.
  • Connally, Molly, School Library Journal 49.12 (1 December 2003), p. 176.
  • Cooper, Lisa Pamela, 'Nigerian Novelist: Adichie's debut dazzles', Ubyssey Magazine, 1 October 2004.
  • Dawes, Kwame, World Literature Today 79.1 (January-April 2005), p. 84.
  • Dillon, Cathy, Irish Times, 19 March 2005, p. 13. Very short review.
  • Döring, Tobias, 'Masken, Mütter, Mythen', Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 29 March 2005, p. 34. In German.
  • Duguid, Lindsay, 'The getting of wisdom', Sunday Times, 29 February 2004, Culture p. 52.
  • Eriksson, Magnus, 'Gripande om kolonialismens konsekvenser', Svenska Dagbladet, 6 February 2005. In Swedish.
  • Eriksson, Therese, 'Blombladens hemligheter', Helsingborgs Dagblad, 28 May 2010. In Swedish.
  • Ezard, John, 'Six of the best', Guardian, 27 April 2004, p.9. Very short review.
  • Farrington, Susan, Sanford Herald, 23 October 2003.
  • Fels, Ludwig, 'Papa schlägt, mama blutet', Zeit, 11 May 2005. In German.
  • Gold, Lauren, 'New Nigerian novelist pays tribute to the past', Palm Beach Post, 26 October 2003, p. 7J. Also published in Kansas City Star, 23 November 2003, p. H9.
  • Gold, Lauren, 'Coming of age in Nigeria: Purple Hibiscus is a lyrical look at a nation of contrasts', San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 November 2003, Books p. 2.
  • Greene, Andrée, 'Homeland', Boston Review 32.2, March-April 2007.
  • Gopal, Reena, 'Escaping the clutches of a repressive and violent father', Sunday Independent (Ireland), 23 May 2004. Short review. Shorter versions were also published as 'The bubble bursts with the ending', Sentinel, 23 May 2004, p. 15, and in Birmingham Post, 22 May 2004, p. 53.
  • Gunnarsson, Björn, Göteborgs-Posten, 28 May 2010. In Swedish.
  • Habich, John, 'Early bloomer', Star Tribune, 19 October 2003, p. 1E.
  • Hamilton, Sheila, Evening Times (Glasgow), 28 February 2004, p. 12. Very short review.
  • Hansen, Jamie S., Voice of Youth Advocates, February 2004, p. 482.
  • Hardyment, Christina, Times, 12 July 2008, Books p. 15. Very short review of the audiobook version of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Hartl, John, New York Times, 23 November 2003, p. 24. Short review.
  • Hewett, Heather, 'Finding her Voice', Women's Review of Books 21.10/11 (July 2004), pp. 9-10.
  • Hoffert, Barbara, 'Weighing in with first fiction', Library Journal 129.5, 15 March 2004, p. 42.
  • Hogan, Cate, Christchurch Press, 23 October 2004, p. 25. Very short review.
  • Hickling, Alfred, Guardian, 26 February 2005, p. 31. Very short review.
  • Hope, Christopher, 'Love in a time of terror', Daily Telegraph, 6 March 2004, p. 9.
  • Hore, Rachel, 'Layers of narrative', Guardian, 1 May 2004, p. 29. Short review.
  • Hrastnik, Nataša, 'Vijolični hibiskus', Delo, 7 December 2005. In Slovenian.
  • Isaacs, Kathleen, 'Purple Hibiscus: A Novel', School Library Journal 51.3 (2005), p. 69.
  • Ismail, Aquila, 'Defining Convictions', Newsline, December 2005.
  • Jones, Trevelyn E., School Library Journal (1 December 2003), p. 176.
  • Khan, Mas, 'No Hope in Nigeria', Fortnight 432 (January 2005), p. 21.
  • Kaplan, Erin Aubrey, 'Cry, Freedom', LA Weekly, 28 May - 3 June 2004.
  • Kessel, Anna, Africa Policy Journal 1 (Spring 2006), pp. 116-118.
  • Levisalles, Natalie, 'Notre père qui êtes odieux: Débuts de la Nigériane Chimamanda N. Adichie', Libération, 23 September 2004. In French.
  • Lewitschnik, Liv, 'When Freedom Flowers', Socialist Review, July 2004.
  • Lorca, Alexie, 'La violence tyrannique d'un père', Lire, November 2004. In French.
  • Lyons, Gráinne, 'Waiting for Freedom to Flower', LIP Magazine 5, March 2005.
  • Madzimbamuto, Farai D., 'Purple Hibiscus: A tale Zimbabweans can relate to', Zimbabwean, 15 April 2005.
  • Mantel, Hilary, 'I have washed my feet out of it', London Review of Books 26.20, 21 October 2004, pp. 21-24.
  • Mcgirr, Michael, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 May 2004, p. 13. Very short review.
  • Minton Quigley, Jenny, 'The heart of a girl, the heart of Nigeria', Hartford Courant, 16 November 2003, p. G.3.
  • Neill, Dan, 'Soap Flakes', Observer (Review), 6 March 2005, p. 18. Very short review.
  • Newnham, David, Nursing Standard 24.15, 16 December 2009, p. 29.
  • Ní Dhuibhne, Éilís, 'A rare flower', Irish Times, 5 June 2004, p. 12.
  • Nwakanma, Obi, 'Chimamanda Adichie: A clear voice out of the deluge', Vanguard, 28 March 2004.
  • Oboe, Annalisa, Il Tolomeo: Le Nuove Letterature inediti articoli recensioni 9 (2005), pp. 46-47. In Italian.
  • O'Regan, Nadine, 'Tale of Nigerian family life fails to ignite', Sunday Business Post, 15 February 2004.
  • Pearlman, Mickey, 'Purple Hibiscus: a vibrant debut', Star Tribune (Minneapolis), 18 October 2003.
  • Power, Chris, Times, 19 February 2005, Weekend Review p. 14. Very short review.
  • Ramesh, Kala Krishnan, Hindu, 2 August 2005, p. 3. Very short review.
  • Redford, Rachel, 'Violence and silence', Observer, 8 June 2008, p. 26. Very short review of the audiobook version of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Roberts, Alison, Evening Standard, 30 April 2004, p. 22.
  • Roberts, Michele, 'Home truths', New Statesman, 29 March 2004, p. 54.
  • Robinson, Karen, 'Worlds old and new', Sunday Times, 29 June 2008, Culture p. 48. Very short review of the audiobook version of Purple Hibiscus.
  • Roy, Sandip, 'Wriggling in the grips of father, god and country', San Francisco Chronicle, 14 September 2003.
  • Rudd, Alyson, Times, 24 December 2005, Books p. 98. Short review.
  • Rudd, Alyson, Times, 4 February 2006, Books p. 11. Followed by reader responses.
  • Schottenius, Maria, DN, 29 May 2010. In Swedish.
  • Schroeder, Heather Lee, Capital Times, 21 November 2003, p. A11.
  • Sidime, Aissatou, 'Tale of change goes beyond personal level', San Antonio Express-News, 23 November 2003, books page 6J.
  • Tepper, Anderson, Time Out New York 420, 16-23 October 2003.
  • Theiss, Nola, Kliatt, 1 January 2005.
  • Thomson, Margie, New Zealand Herald, 22 April 2004.
  • Tsiko, Sifelani, 'Adichie Brings to Fore Contemporary Struggles', Herald (Harare), 9 December 2006.
  • Tunca, Daria, Wasafiri 45 (Summer 2005), pp. 81-83.
  • Uwaezuoke, Okechukwu, ThisDay (Nigeria), 6 December 2005.
  • Venable, Malcolm, Black Issues Book Review 5.5, September-October 2003, pp. 62-63.
  • Villanueva Siasoco, Ricco, 'Voice-over: The best new novels by young women are reaching beyond "sassy" urban fiction', Boston Phoenix, 19-25 September 2003.
  • Walter, Natasha, Vogue, March 2004 [tentative].
  • Washburn, Lindy, 'Out of Africa, a coming-of-age story', Record (Bergen County, NJ), 31 October 2004, p. E3.
  • Weate, Jeremy, 'A Lesson in Love', This Day, 2 June 2004.
  • Werimo, Christopher, 'Novel voice from a vast literary landscape', Sunday Nation (Kenya), 10 July 2005, Lifestyle Magazine p. 12.
  • White, Akilah I., 'All this and poetry too', Bookmarks (May-June 2008), p. 10. Very short review.
  • Wilkinson, Joanne, Booklist 100.2, 15 September 2003, p. 208.
  • Williams, Emyr, Daily Post (Liverpool), 21 May 2004, p. 8. Short review.
  • Williams, Ranti, 'An Igbo Patriarch', Times Literary Supplement 5271, 23 May 2004, p. 23. Also published in French as 'Adolescence en pays ibo: Un tyran épris de liberté', Courier International 705, 6 May 2004.
  • Wirtén, Per, Syndsvenskan, 28 May 2010. In Swedish.
  • Note: Reviews of Purple Hibiscus were also published in the Boston Globe, the Daily Mail, the Glasgow Herald, the Herald Sunday (Portsmouth, NH), the San Antonio Express-News, Bust and INK Magazine. Any additional details are welcome.
Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun [book]
  • Publishers Weekly 253.26, 26 June 2006, pp. 26-27.
  • Library Journal Reviews, 1 September 2006.
  • 'Biafran Story', South China Morning Post, 10 September 2006.
  • 'A lingering tale of lives torn apart by war', Sun Herald, 24 September 2006.
  • African Business 324, October 2006, p. 65.
  • Arizona Republic, 8 October 2006.
  • Main Report, 9 October 2006. Very short review.
  • 'Novel details stuggle for Biafran independence', Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 15 October 2006.
  • New Yorker 82.33, 16 October 2006, p. 183. Short review.
  • Brisbane News, 18 October 2006, p. 29. Short review.
  • 'Imagined truths of a troubled landscape', Weekend Australian, 21 October 2006.
  • Bookmarks (November-December 2006), p. 37. Very short review.
  • South China Morning Post, 25 February 2007, p. 7. Very short review.
  • South East Advertiser, 20 June 2007, p. 62. Very short review.
  • 'Lost in Africa', Mint (Delhi/Mumbai), 14 July 2007, p. 18. Very short review.
  • Gold Coast Bulletin, 21 July 2007, p. 19. Very short review.
  • Summit Magazine (Cameroon), August-October 2007.
  • Point (The Gambia), 11 April 2008.
  • The Western Mail, 6 September 2008, p. 27. Very short review.
  • Cand, 10 August 2009. In Vietnamese.
  • Abbas Fatin, Nation 283.10, 2 October 2006, p. 34.
  • Abbott, Diane, Observer, 25 November 2007, p. 24. Very short review.
  • Aitken, Lee, People 66.12, 18 September 2006, p. 56.
  • Akubuiro, Henry, 'Echoes of Death', Daily Sun (Nigeria), 31 December 2006.
  • Anderson, Hephzibah, 'Winning tales to make you look back in wonder', Daily Mail, 28 December 2007, p. 76. Very short review.
  • Anionwu, Elizabeth, Nursing Standard 22.14-16 (12 December 2007), p. 29
  • Bailey Nurse, Donna, 'Adichie's second winner', Toronto Star, 3 December 2006, p. D6.
  • Banerji, Ranjona, 'Nigeria's silent war', DNA Sunday, 23 September 2007.
  • Barnacle, Hugo, 'War in their worlds', Sunday Times, 27 August 2006, Culture p.47.
  • Behe, Regis, 'Novel details stuggle for Biafran independence', Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 15 October 2006.
  • Birne, Eleanor, 'Raised Eyebrows', London Review of Books 28.19, 5 October 2006, pp. 23-24.
  • Blythe, Will, Elle Magazine, October 2006.
  • Byram, Lesley, 'Journey into the abyss of people's suffering during war', Cape Times, 22 December 2006.
  • Brennan, Mary, 'Half of a Yellow Sun: The sweeping story of a nation erased', Seattle Times, 22 September 2006.
  • Cameron, Matt, 'Adichie's gripping portrait of Nigerian war', Free-lance Star, 16 November 2006.
  • Campbell, Nich, 'Civil war the backdrop to grim, stunning novel', Nelson Mail, 10 October 2007, p. 27.
  • Carter Roiphe, Emily, 'Three Takes on a Nightmare', Star Tribune (Minneapolis), 22 September 2006, p. 13F.
  • Changnon, Greg, 'Personal pain, growth reflect African warfare', Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 22 October 2006, p. K5.
  • Cheuse, Alan, 'Bright voice echoes from half-world away', Dallas Morning News, 1 October 2006. Also published in World Literature Today 81.1 (January-February 2007), p. 7.
  • Clark, Lucy, Sunday Telegraph, 22 October 2006, p. 103. Very short review.
  • Deandrea, Pietro, L'indice dei libri del mese 25.12 (2008), p. 16. In Italian.
  • de Heus, Hanna, 'Toen ik mijn hele familie verloor', Trouw, 11 November 2006.
  • Dunmore, Helen, 'The consolations of civil war', Times, 26 August 2006.
  • Ellwood, Carlene, 'Tragedy in Africa', Sunday Tasmanian, 5 November 2006, p. A9.
  • Falconer, Delia, 'Uncivil legacy of a colonial past', Australian, 30 June 2007, p. 13.
  • Fitzgerald, Mary, 'War stories', Observer (Review), 11 February 2007, p. 26. Very short review.
  • Fitzgerald, Lee, 'Novel of Nigeria's Civil War', Roanoke Times & World News, 8 April 2007, p. 6.
  • Freeman, John, Star-Ledger, 3 September 2006, p. 6. Short review.
  • Freeman, John, Las Vegas Weekly, 7-13 September 2006.
  • Green, John, 'Top fare from a Nigerian gem', Morning Star, 20 August 2006.
  • Greene, Andrée, 'Homeland', Boston Review 32.2, March-April 2007.
  • Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 'Post-nation depression', Financial Times, 14 April 2007, p. 26. [web version: 13 April 2007]
  • Hallsworth, Caroline, Library Journal 131.14, 1 September 2006, p. 132.
  • Halberg, Jonny, 'Biafra som romankunst', Ny Tid, 21 December 2007. In Norwegian.
  • Haq, Amber, 'Rising Up From the Ashes: A dazzling novel finds humanity in the Biafran war', Newsweek, 23 October 2006.
  • Harding, John, Daily Mail, 18 August 2006. Short review.
  • Hardyment, Christina, Times, 14 July 2007, Books p. 14. Review of the audiobook.
  • Hewett, Heather, 'Orphans of the storm in Nigeria', Newsday, 19 November 2006, p. C.34.
  • Hicks, Heather, 'African novel both personal and political', Aspen Times, 30 December 2006.
  • Hoffert, Barbara, Library Journal, 1 May 2006.
  • Hughes, Juliette, 'Paying a high price for survival', Age, 4 November 2006, p. 31.
  • Hương, Vũ Quỳnh, 'Nửa mặt trời vàng - sứ mệnh của một tác phẩm kinh điển', Lao động, 22 August 2009. In Vietnamese.
  • Irwin, Demetria, 'Love and betrayal in war-torn Africa', New York Amsterdam News 98.46, 8 November 2007, p. 24.
  • Jacobs, Susan, 'Yellow Sun, Orange Prize', New Zealand Herald, 1 July 2007.
  • Jaggi, Maya, 'The Master and his houseboy', Guardian, 19 August 2006, p. 14. Also published as 'Casualties of war', Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg), 13 October 2006.
  • Jayalakshmi, K., 'In the showing', Deccan Herald, 5 August 2007.
  • Jensen, Sigmund, 'Lojalitet og svik', Afternbladet, 13 November 2007. In Norwegian.
  • John, Marie Elena, Black Issues Book Review 9.1 (January-February 2007), pp. 40-41.
  • Kaiza, David, 'Cosy sleep-in with the Biafra war', East African, 21 March 2009.
  • Kellaway, Kate, 'It's off to war she goes', Observer, 13 August 2006, p. 22.
  • Klausner, Harriet, MBR Bookwatch 5.11, November 2006.
  • Koning, Christina, Times, 24 February 2007, Books p. 14. Short review.
  • Lee-Potter, Emma, Daily Express, 22 June 2007, p. 50. Very short review.
  • Lewis, Trevor, Sunday Times, 11 March 2007, Culture p. 57. Very short review.
  • Mann, Gregory, Annales: Histoire, Sciences sociales 65.2 (April 2010), pp. 547-549. In French.
  • Marshall, John, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 29 September 2006, p. D1. Very short review.
  • Maslin, Jane, 'The Complex Business of Living While Ware Rages in Nigeria', New York Times, 21 September 2006, p. E6. Also published in International Herald Tribune, 25 September 2006, p. 4.
  • Maury, Pierre, 'Le Biafra en guerre', Soir, 5 December 2008, p. 39. In French.
  • Moore, Lisa, '... and all of a brilliant novel', Globe and Mail, 21 October 2006, p. D7.
  • Moore, Lisa, Globe and Mail, 25 November 2006, p. D3. Very short review.
  • Moyo, Sigcino, 'Awesome Adichie', Now Magazine 26.7, 19-25 October 2006.
  • Murphy, Siobhan, Metro, 22 August 2006.
  • Mwazemba, John, 'Nigeria: Chimamanda Weaves History into New Novel', East African Standard (Nairobi), 15 April 2007.
  • Narain, Stephen, 'Things (Still) Fall Apart', Harvard Book Review 8.2, Fall 2006.
  • Nixon, Rob, 'A Biafran Story', New York Times, 1 October 2006, p. 9.
  • Nwakanma, Obi, Vanguard, 15 April 2007.
  • Nyairo, Joyce W., 'A nation's memory', Times Literary Supplement 5392, 4 August 2006, p. 21.
  • Okeke, Remy, Sunday Sun (Nigeria), 2 September 2007, pp. 44-45.
  • O'Doherty, Niamh & Kenny Padraig, Sunday Tribune, 17 June 2007. Extremely short review.
  • O'okwemba, Khainga, 'Chimamanda Adichie's Visit to Negritude Shrine', Nairobi Star, 30 June 2011.
  • Orchard, Shelley, 'Biafra out of shadows', Advertiser, 4 August 2007, p. W10.
  • O'Sullivan, James, 'Glimpse of Africa's Tragedies', Taranaki Daily News, 27 January 2007, p. 21.
  • Parbeen, Muneera, 'A complete story about the struggle called life', Daily Star (Bangladesh), 10 May 2008.
  • Patterson, Christina, Independent, 9 February 2007, p. 27. Very short review.
  • Peters, Jay, 'From Africa, with Love', Tri-City News, 22 November 2011. Very short review.
  • Pradelle, Hugo, La Quinzaine littéraire 980 (2008), p. 12.
  • Preston, Edwina, 'Infidelity in a time of war', Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 2006, p. 35.
  • Redmond, Lucille, Evening Herald, 4 August 2007. Short review.
  • Robinson, Karen, Sunday Times, 5 August 2007, Culture p. 47. Very short review of the audiobook.
  • Rubin, Martin, 'The birth and death of an African nation', San Francisco Chronicle, 5 September 2006.
  • Rubin, Merle, 'Nigeria civil war seen from sharpened angles', Los Angeles Times, 12 September 2006, p. E10. Also published as 'Bringing Insight To Rivalry, War and Strife', Hartford Courant, 17 September 2006.
  • Saran, Mitali, 'Slice of Biafra', Outlook India, 25 February 2008.
  • Schwartz, Nils, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/En halv gul sol', Kväls Posten Expressen, 24 May 2007. In Swedish.
  • Seaman, Donna, Booklist 102.22, 1 August 2006, p. 39.
  • Serugo, Moses, 'Ngozi's half of a yellow sun', Sunday Monitor: Sunday Life, 16-22 September 2007.
  • Sidime, Aissatou, 'Powerful novel tackles Nigeria's bleakest days', San Antonio Express-News, 24 December 2006, Books Page 11J. Also published as 'Twin sisters caught in a vicious civil war', Miami Herald, 9 January 2007.
  • Someshwar, Manreet Sodhi, 'Biafran History', South China Morning Post, 10 September 2006, p. 5.
  • Sooke, Alastair, 'Vandals at the gate', Daily Telegraph, 3 September 2006, p. 10. Also published as 'Young writer endowed with gift of ancient storytellers', National Post, 23 September 2006, p. WP8; and 'A lingering tale of lives torn apart by war', Sun Herald, 24 September 2006, p. 60.
  • Stacey, Daniel, 'Imagined truths of a troubled landscape', Australian, 21 October 2006, p. 10.
  • Stack, Richard, 'Things fall into place', New Haven Independent, 9 October 2006.
  • Susskind, Anne, 'A bloody African secession is laid bare, warts and all', Bulletin 124.44 (25 October 2006).
  • Tay, J.H.C., 'Compelling tale of war', Malaysia Star, 16 June 2007.
  • Taylor, Ihsan, New York Times, 9 September 2007, p. 34. Very short review.
  • Thayil, Sheba, 'Tragic Drama', Hindu, 2 September 2007, p. 5.
  • Thompson, Heather, Telegraph, 18 February 2007, p. 30. Short review.
  • Thompson, Stephen, 'An Africa of masters and servants', Scotland on Sunday, 6 August 2006.
  • Tierney, Martin, Herald, 10 March 2007, p. 12. Very short review.
  • Troberg Djuve, Maya, 'Nigeria i krig og kjærlighet', Dagbladet, 26 November 2007. In Norwegian.
  • Turakhia, Vikas, Plain Dealer, 5 September 2007, p. F3. Very short review.
  • Van Rossum, Walter, Die Zeit 62.23 (2007), p. 65.
  • Vanzanten Gallagher, Susan, "Remember Biafra?", Books & Culture 14.1 (January-February 2008), p. 29.
  • Virag, Karen, 'Biafra's brief day in the Yellow Sun', Edmonton Journal, 22 October 2006, p. E11.
  • Vivan, Itala, 'Ngozi Adichie, la fine di un sogno chiamato Biafra', L'Unità, 21 January 2009. In Italian.
  • Wall, Stephen et al., Australian, 11 October 2006.
  • Waters, Juliet, 'Nigerian darkness and light', Montreal Mirror, 16 November 2006.
  • White, E. Frances, 'While the World Watched', Women's Review of Books 24.3 (May-June 2007), pp. 10-11.
  • Whitney, Susan, 'Biafra war saga is well-told', Deseret Morning News, 8 October 2006, p. E12.
  • Wigod, Rebecca, 'Five to remember', Vancouver Sun, 30 December 2006, p. C8. Very short review.
  • Wilson, Lindsay, 'Worldplay: Half of a Yellow Sun', Metropolitan (Denver, USA) 29.15, 30 November 2006.
  • Woods Butler, Amy, 'Novel about Biafra melds political, personal stories', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 22 October 2006, p. D8.
  • Wynn, Ron, 'New novel combines elegant romance with brutal historical reflection', City Paper (Nashville), 25 September 2006.
  • Ziino, Giulia, 'Premiata la Adichie, narratrice dell' orrore', Corriere della Sera, 14 January 2009, p. 39. In Italian.
Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun [film]
  • Abele, Robert, 'Half of a Yellow Sun doesn't add up to a satisfying whole', Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2014.
  • Banks, Ron, 'Civil war tests loyalties', West Australian, 1 April 2014.
  • Bradshaw, Peter, 'Well-intentioned and heartfelt', Guardian, 11 April 2014, p. 19. [online version: 10 April 2014]
  • Brooks, Xan, 'On the "road to mediocrity"', Observer (New Review), 13 April 2014, p. 27.
  • Byrnes, Paul, 'Movie tells tale of two sisters', Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 2014.
  • Campbell-Grant, NU People Magazine, 8 April 2014.
  • Edwards, David, 'Half of a Yellow Sun is a worthy but dull film that won't do Chiwetel Ejiofor's career any favours', Daily Mirror, 11 April 2014.
  • Hall, Sandra, 'Drama lifts once the violence starts', Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2014. A different version was also published as 'Brutal mix of political and personal turmoil', Canberra Times, 23 March 2014.
  • Hartl, John, 'Passion smothers politics in war drama', Seattle Times, 10 July 2014.
  • Johnston, Trevor, Time Out (London), 9 April 2014.
  • Felperin, Leslie, Hollywood Reporter, 11 October 2013.
  • Houlihan, Mary, 'Hurrying through epic story of a family during war', Chicago Sun-Times, 19 June 2014.
  • Long, Tom, 'Politics, personal disconnected in Half of a Yellow Sun', Detroit News, 30 May 2014.
  • MacNab, Geoffrey, 'Chiwetel Ejiofor gives another powerful performance', Independent, 10 April 2014.
  • McCahill, ,Mike, Telegraph, 10 April 2014.
  • O'Sullivan, Charlotte, Evening Standard, 11 April 2014.
  • Quirke, Antonia, 'Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in a Biafran war drama', Financial Times, 10 April 2014.
  • Rich, Jamie S., 'The novel Half of a Yellow Sun gets a lukewarm screen adaptation', Oregonian, 18 July 2014.
  • Rudkin, Francesca, New Zealand Herald, 24 April 2014.
  • Synnot, Siobhan, Scotsman, 6 April 2014.
  • Wilson, Jake, Australian Book Review 360 (2014), p. 50.
Reviews of The Thing around Your Neck
  • Publishers Weekly, 6 April 2009, pp. 27-28.
  • 'The Thing Around Your Neck offers snapshots', Metro, 7 April 2009.
  • Library Journal (1 February 2009), p. 52.
  • 'Novelist stretches her literary muscles', Canberra Times, 11 April 2009, p. 12.
  • 'Nothing short of sparkling', Irish Independent, 18 April 2009.
  • Kirkus Reviews, 1 May 2009.
  • Ms. Magazine, Spring 2009.
  • 'Nigeria's new literary star shines light on African life', Sunday Business Post, 24 May 2009.
  • 'Shades of relationships', Financial Express (India), 7 June 2009.
  • 'Walk like a Nigerian', Hindustan Times, 6 July 2009.
  • 'In which neither Nigeria nor America are perfect', National Post, 1 August 2009, p. WP9. Short review.
  • Saffron Walden Report, 29 September 2009.
  • Abati, Reuben, 'The thing around our necks', Guardian (Nigeria), 20 July 2009.
  • Abbe, Elfrieda, Journal Sentinel, 12 December 2009.
  • Adair-Hodges, Erin, 'Small world', Weekly Alibi 18.31 (30 July - 5 August 2009).
  • Ajibade, Tunji, 'Adichie comes rounded in Cell One', Nigerian Compass, 1 August 2010.
  • Alix, Florian, Afrique contemporaine 246 (February 2013), pp. 176-178. In French.
  • Arnold, Sue, 'Sue Arnold's audiobook choice: Short stories by Anton Chekhov, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Roald Dahl', Guardian, 5 September 2009, p. 9. Very short review of the audiobook.
  • Atwood, Lois D., 'The Thing Around Your Neck: Short stories have men, women in cross-cultural crises', Providence Journal, 23 August 2009, p. D3.
  • Austerlitz, Saul, 'Tales of Nigerian outsiders, trapped between two worlds', Boston Globe, 12 July 2009, p. C7.
  • Bailey Nurse, Donna, 'Western ways no defence from old ghosts: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie continues her chronicles of Nigeria's agony in short story form', Toronto Star, 14 June 2009, p. IN6. Published online as 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie continues her chronicles of Nigeria's agony in The Thing Around Your Neck', Toronto Star, 14 June 2009.
  • Basu, Kankana, 'Told with insight', Hindu, 21 June 2009, p. 5.
  • Bhatt, Neha, 'At home and abroad', Business Standard (New Delhi), 22 August 2009.
  • Billy, Cynthia A., Magill Book Reviews, 1 August 2009.
  • Blatt, Thomas Marco, 'En hang til å forskjønne etnisk herkomst', Dagbladet, 30 November 2009. In Norwegian.
  • Boughton, Vick, People 71.25 (29 June 2009), p. 51.
  • Brennan, Mary,'Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck: stories of dislocation and "future grief"', Seattle Times, 28 June 2009.
  • Burgin, Richard, 'Nigerians, here and at home', Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 July 2009. Also published as 'Nigerians in crisis the focus of Adichie's heartfelt short-story collection' in San Jose Mercury News, 19 July 2009.
  • Carmin, Jim, Oregonian, 23 July 2009.
  • Chettle, Judith, Richmond Times Dispatch, 26 July 2009. A much shorter version was also published in Richmond Times Dispatch, 13 December 2009, p. H1.
  • Choudhury, Chandrahas, 'Leaving Home: The acclaimed novelist proves herself equal to the demands of the short story', Mint, 19 June 2009.
  • Chudobiak, Anne, Canwest News Service, 17 July 2009. Also published as 'A nigerian munro, Gazette (Montreal), 18 July 2009, p. B5, as 'Collection offers range of themes', Regina Leader Post, 25 July 2009, p. G2, as 'Dispatches from a ravaged land', Calgary Herald, 26 July 2009, p. B7, and as 'Adichie writes big in short stories', Ottawa Citizen, 13 September 2009, p. B2.
  • Cole, Susan G., 'Adichie's worlds', NOW Magazine 28.41 (Toronto), 10-17 June 2009.
  • Coulton, Brian, Metro Canada, 17 August 2009.
  • Crockett, Mary, 'Art of the telling detail', Scotsman, 11 April 2009, p. 12.
  • Cummins, Anthony, 'Real People', Times Literary Supplement 5531, 3 April 2009, p. 20.
  • Dawson, Emma, World Literature Today 83.5 (September-October 2009), pp. 61-62.
  • Dickinson, Ben, 'A young literary lioness expands her territory', Elle, 24 June 2009.
  • Dixler, Elsa, New York Times, 27 June 2010, p. 20. Very short review.
  • Dixon, Isobel, 'Beyond the yellow sun', Financial Times, 25 April 2009, p. 16. [ online version: 27 April 2009 ]
  • Donahue, Deirdre, USA Today, 24 June 2009, p. D6. Very short review.
  • Duguid, Lindsay, 'Fights the good fight', Times, 5 April 2009, p. 49. A shorter version was also published in Sunday Times, 27 September 2009, p. 50.
  • Evaristo, Bernardine, 'Short and Sweet', Times 18 April 2009, p. 11. [ online version: 17 April 2009 ]
  • Forna, Aminatta, 'Endurance tests', Guardian, 16 May 2009, p. 11.
  • Galehouse, Maggie, 'Adichie captivates with tales of her native Nigeria', Houston Chronicle, 25 June 2009, p. 13. Also published as 'Culture shifts through eyes of Nigerians in The Thing Around Your Neck', Miami Herald, 14 July 2009, p. E4.
  • Gausi, Tamara, Time Out (London), 18 June 2009, p. 51.
  • Ghoshal, Somak, 'Different Hells: An aloof, but involved, observer', Calcutta Telegraph, 31 July 2009.
  • Gopalakrishnan, Amulya, 'Halfway From Home: Adichie's stories are comfortable hybrids', Indian Express, 7 June 2009.
  • Goldberg, Carol, Hartford Courant, 21 June 2009.
  • Griswold, Sheridan, '"Be free of a world that increasingly makes no sense"', Mmegi 26.107 (17 July 2009).
  • Guthrie, Becky, National Post (Weekend Post) (Canada), 1 August 2009.
  • Hamilton, Sorcha, 'Choking from change', Irish Independent, 18 April 2009, p. B12.
  • Hartnett, Kevin, Paste Magazine 54, 9 July 2009.
  • Hewett, Heather, 'Tell Our Own Stories', Women's Review of Books 27.2 (March-April 2010), pp. 3-5.
  • Hickling, Alfred, Guardian, 17 October 2009, p. 19. Short review.
  • Ikheloa, Ikhide R., 'These things around our necks', Next, 17 July 2009.
  • Isaacs, Clarke, 'Intelligent, insightful dissection of human condition', Otago Daily Times, 9 May 2009.
  • Kakutani, Michiko, 'Out of Africa, Into a Strange America', New York Times, 3 July 2009, p. C21. Also published as 'Out of Africa: Dueling identity and displacement' in International Herald Tribune, 16 July 2009, p. 11.
  • Kandasamy, Meena, 'Flowers of Violence', New Indian Express, 12 July 2009.
  • Kehe, Marjorie, Christian Science Monitor, 30 July 2009, p. 25.
  • Kolirin, Lianne, 'Poverty, Fear and Loathing in Lagos', Daily Express, 3 April 2009, p. 51.
  • Krauth, Nigel, 'Emotional truths in corrupt world', Australian, 25 April 2009, p. 13.
  • Larson, Charles L., 'Adichie on Her Own', CounterPunch (Weekend Edition), 3-5 July 2009.
  • Lasdun, James, 'The view from somewhere else', Guardian, Features and reviews p. 2.
  • Le Bas, Jessica, 'Seductive storytelling', Nelson Mail, 20 May 2009, p. 14.
  • Leggatt, Johanna, 'Welcome to paradise', Sun Herald, 5 April 2009, p. 11.
  • Li, Yiyun, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 June 2009, p. J3.
  • Lindgren, Michael, 'Big Names, Short Stories: A guide to new collections from some of fiction's top authors', Washington Post, 8 July 2009, p. C4. Very short review. Also published as 'Short story treats that demand to be savoured over a long time', Australian Financial Review, 18 July 2009, p. 34.
  • Lindon, Mathieu, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, out of Nigeria', Libération, 2 January 2013. In French.
  • Lipinski, Jed, Village Voice, 13 May 2009.
  • Lishman, Dianne, 'Short stories to reflect the values in our lives', New Zealand Herald, 13 June 2009. Short review. Also published in Hawke's Bay Today, 13 June 2009.
  • McCutcheon, Sandy, 'Stories of alienation from out of Africa', Courier Mail, 18 April 2009, p. 22.
  • Milofsky, David, 'America as an acquired taste', Denver Post, 26 July 2009, p. E11.
  • Moore, Lisa, 'Short, but deep, wide and strong', Globe and Mail, 1 August 2009, p. F8.
  • Mosse, Kate, Times, 27 June 2009, p. 6. Very short review.
  • Muyumba, Walter, 'Chimamanda Ngozie [sic] Adichie: Compression and Dazzle in the Short Form', Dallas Morning News, 21 June 2009.
  • Nayar, Pramod K., 'Passion minus the melodrama', DNA (Mumbai), 9 August 2009.
  • Nicholl, Kati, 'Tense moments on the edge of civil war chaos', Daily Express, 25 May 2007, p. 52. Short review of the audiobook.
  • O'Grady, Megan, Vogue, June 2009.
  • Ogunlesi, Tolu, 'Nothing around Their Feet', Next, 2 May 2009. Also published in The Lagos Review.
  • Økland, Ingunn, 'Fryktløse noveller', Aftenposten, 14 November 2009.
  • Patterson, Leslie, Library Journal, 15 April 2009.
  • Pearson, Amber, Daily Mail, 11 December 2009, p. 84. Very short review.
  • Phillips, Moira, Charleston City Paper, 22 July 2009.
  • Pierleoni, Allen, San Luis Obispo Tribune, 8 July 2009.
  • Pincus, Robert L., 'Virtues of short story apparent in 2 collections', San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2009, p. E1.
  • Podbrey, Gwen, 'Simple in language, but dizzying in implication', SA Jewish Report, 24-31 July 2009, p. 13.
  • Pradelle, Hugo, Quinzaine Littéraire 1077 (2013), pp. 30-31. In French.
  • Putnam , Conan, Chicago Tribune, 13 June 2009.
  • Ramaswamy, Chitra, Scotland on Sunday, 29 March 2009, p. 12.
  • Redford, Rachel, Observer, 30 August 2009, p. 24. Very short review of the audiobook version.
  • Reed, David, 'Finding freedom in all the wrong places', New Zealand Herald, 23 May 2009. Also published in Northern Advocate, 23 May 2009.
  • Rivers, Bronwyn, 'Storyteller takes a short stick to injustice', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 March 2009, p. 26. Also published as 'Small gems, great riches', Age, 4 April 2009, p. 25.
  • Roberts, Michele, Literary Review (May 2009), p. 54.
  • Rosenberg, Amy, 'Hopes and Impediments', National (United Arab Emirates), 17 April 2009.
  • Row, Jess, 'African/American', New York Times, 30 August 2009, p. BR16 [published online on 27 August 2009]. Also published as 'Adichie: A story of the African/American', Nation, 6 September 2009.
  • Salter Reynolds, Susan, 'They struggle for freedom against invisible tethers', Los Angeles Times, 30 August 2009, p. E6. Also published in Chicago Tribune, 30 August 2009.
  • Sandell Greenberg, Bev, 'Nigerian writer literary voice to be reckoned with', Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 2009, p. D4.
  • Sandison, Natalie, Times, 10 October 2009, p. 10.
  • Schappell, Elissa, Vanity Fair, June 2009. Length unknown.
  • Seaman, Donna, Booklist, [date unknown].
  • Shepherd, Tory, Advertiser, 25 April 2009, p. 27. Very short review. A shorter version was also published in STM Entertainment Magazine, 3 May 2009, p. 19.
  • Shields, Paula, Sunday Business Post, 13 December 2009. Very short review.
  • Shilling, Jane, 'As easy as birdsong', Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2009, p. 23. [ online version: 2 April 2009 ] A very short version was also published in Daily Telegraph, 27 June 2009, p. 2.
  • Shivani, Anis, 'Telling No Tall Tales About Africa', Brooklyn Rail, 9 May 2009.
  • Sigauke, Emmanuel, Farafina 17 (2009).
  • Singer, Dale, 'Writer contrasts Africa, America', St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12 July 2009, p. E7.
  • Straume, Anne Cathrine, 'Friskt og fandenivoldsk fra Nigeria', NRK, 18 November 2009. In Norwegian.
  • Tripney, Natasha, Observer, 18 October 2009, p. 23. Very short review.
  • Turakhia, Vikas, 'Five new story collections dangle your escape', Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10 September 2009.
  • Urquhart, James, Financial Times, 19 October 2009.
  • van Niekerk, Annemarié, 'Schipperend tussen twee werelden', Trouw, 20 February 2010. In Dutch.
  • Van Rossum, Walter, 'Das Klopfen der Geister', Die Zeit 18, 2 May 2012. In German.
  • Vanzanten, Susan, 'Heavy Laden: A collection of stories from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Books & Culture 15.4 (July-August 2009), p. 30.
  • Widger, Tom, Sunday Tribune, 25 October 2009. Very short review.
  • Wong, Abby, 'Short and Sweet', Malaysia Star, 14 June 2009.
  • Zähringer, Martin, 'Zwischen Heimat und Diaspora', Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 21 August 2012. In German.
  • Zvomuya, Percy, 'The Chimamnda [sic] collection', Mail & Guardian, 4 September 2009.
Reviews of Americanah
  • Publishers Weekly 260.12, 25 March 2013, p. 41.
  • Kirkus Reviews 81.8, 15 April 2013, p. 5.
  • 'Curlicues', Economist 407.8835, 11 May 2013, p. 90.
  • Humo, 17 November 2013. In Dutch.
  • Adebayo, Morenike, 'Always judge a book by its cover', York Vision, 11 May 2013. Short review.
  • Akbar, Arifa, Independent, 12 April 2013.
  • Allfree, Claire, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah explores the infinite gradations of prejudice – but it's exhausting', Metro, 11 April 2013.
  • Annand, Davis, Telegraph, 19 April 2013.
  • Attari, Karishma, DNA, 3 November 2013.
  • Beason, Tyrone, 'Americanah: Africans’ struggle to become American', Seattle Times, 2 June 2013.
  • Beer, Tom, 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah: immigrant tale', Newsday, 23 May 2013.
  • Besner, Neil, 'Nigerian novel critiques U.S. attitudes toward race', Winnipeg Free Press, 18 May 2013.
  • Bissell, Sally, Library Journal 138.8, 1 May 2013, p. 67.
  • Chandra, Anupama, 'Beaten black & blue with the race bat', Asian Age, 16 June 2013.
  • Chung, Catherine, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2013. Also published in Houston Chronicle, 31 May 2013.
  • Clark, Alex, Guardian (Review), 13 April 2013, p. 6.
  • Cole, Susan G., 'Adichie awes', Now Magazine 32.37 (16-23 May 2013).
  • Cummins, Anthony, Spectator, 4 May 2013.
  • Cunningham, Sophie, 'Lessons in New Lands', Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2013. Also published as 'Subtle shades of migrant life', Age, 27 April 2013.
  • Day, Elizabeth, Observer (New Review), 14 April 2013, p. 35.
  • Dickinson, Ben, 'American Odyssey', Elle, 26 April 2013.
  • Donaldson, Emily, 'A bold exploration of identity through race, hair and culture', Toronto Star, 31 May 2013.
  • Elias, Esther, 'The many colours of black identity', Hindu, 27 June 2014.
  • Evans, Diana, 'Out of Africa, into America and London', Times, 6 April 2013.
  • Fischer, Mike, 'Americanah tackles challenge of fitting in from Nigerian viewpoint', Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee), 17 May 2013. Also published in Times Dispatch (Richmond), 30 June 2013.
  • Gopalakrishnan, Amulya, 'A Language of Foreign Things', Indian Express, 20 July 2013.
  • Gordon, Andrea, 'Americanah a tale of Nigerian sweethearts', Toronto Star, 10 July 2014.
  • Grant, Drew, New York Observer, 15 May 2013.
  • Habash, Gabe, Publishers Weekly, 13 May 2013. Very short review.
  • Jones, Radhika, 'Love in the Time of Globalization', Time, 13 May 2013, p. 51.
  • Kaur, Karanjeet, 'Yes we 'canah', Time Out Mumbai, 5 July 2013.
  • Leith, Sam, 'Homeward Bound', Financial Times, 5 April 2013. [ online version ] A shorter version was also published on 28 February 2014.
  • Liu, Max, 'Drips and puddles', Times Literary Supplement 5742, 19 April 2013, p. 21.
  • Lowdon, Claire, 'A kind of loving', New Statesman, 12-18 July 2013, p. 52.
  • Maerz, Melissa, Entertainment Weekly 1259, 17 May 2013, p. 76.
  • Maslin, Janet, 'Braiding Hair and Issues About Race', New York Times, 20 May 2013, pp. C1, C4.
  • Maunsell, Jerome Boyd, 'Becoming an outsider wherever you go', Evening Standard, 4 April 2013.
  • Moorthy, Megan, 'Adichie explores race realities', Asian Age, 26 June 2013.
  • Morris, Paula, 'The Afropolitans', New Zealand Listener, 24 April 2013.
  • McGill, Hannah, Scotland on Sunday, 6 April 2013. [ online version ]
  • Nisbet, Gemma, 'An intimate tale of race relations', West Australian, 29 May 2013.
  • Norridge, Zoe, Wasafiri 29.1 (March 2014), p. 80-83.
  • Ogbe, Yemisi, 'Americanah and other definitions of supple citizenships', Chimurenga Chronic, 8 October 2013.
  • Omotoso, Yewande, 'Splitting hairs', Times (South Africa), 14 May 2013.
  • Ono, Mika, 'African Pride', Essence Magazine 44.2 (June 2013), p. 57.
  • Pearson, Amber, Daily Mail, 25 April 2013. Short review.
  • Pearson, Laura, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2013.
  • Peed, Mike, 'Realities of Race', New York Times, 9 June 2013, p. 12.
  • Raboteau, Emily, Washington Post, 10 June 2013. Also published as 'Americanah about race, the immigrant's quest', Concord Monitor, 30 June 2013.
  • Sacks, Sam, 'The Reluctant American', Wall Street Journal 261.114, 15 May 2013, p. A13.
  • Sadana, Rashmi, 'On race and colour in Ngozi Adichie's Americanah', DNA (India), 31 January 2014.
  • Schulz, Kathryn, 'Girl With Curious Hair', New York Magazine 46.18, 3 June 2013, p. 137-141.
  • Seaman, Donna, Booklist 109.15, 1 April 2013, p. 18.
  • Seligman, Craig, 'MacArthur Genius Storms Princeton in Nigerian Love Story', Bloomberg Businessweek, 20 May 2013.
  • Shank, Jenny, Dallas Morning News, 25 May 2013.
  • Shank, Michael, 'Coming to America', Baltimore City Paper, 5 June 2013.
  • Stefens, Daneet, Independent, 13 April 2013.
  • Subramaniam, Manasi, 'The lives of others', Mint, 13 July 2013.
  • Timpane, John, 'Americanah a sprawling novel on poisonous racism', Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 June 2013.
  • Voigt, Claudia, 'Der Roman Americanah der nigerianischen Autorin Adichie: Wie traegst du deine Haare?', Spiegel 17 (19 April 2014), pp. 124-125. In German.
  • Warnica, Richard, 'Americanah reminds us that every immigrant is an emigrant, too', McLean's 126.24 (June 2013).
  • Williamson, Eugenia, Boston Globe, 18 May 2013.
  • Wilwol, John, Washingtonian (May 2013).
  • Wolff, Carlo, 'Americanah: A Nigerian novelist writes like a dream', Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 June 2013.
  • Yanovsky, Joel, 'Adichie's Americanah is love against background of racial politics', Montreal Gazette, 15 June 2013.
Miscellaneous
  • Ufine, Ayodele, 'For Purple Hibiscus, the Reading Now Begins', This Day (Nigeria), 13 July 2004.
  • 'Caine Prize Nominee, Adichie, Advises Youngsters', Daily Champion (Lagos), 21 July 2004.
  • Adeleke, Bayo, 'Dibiaezue Libraries Host Purple Hibiscus Author', This Day (Nigeria), 21 July 2004.
  • 'We Raised Her A Bookworm', Interview with Ifeoma Grace Adichie (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's mother), by Azuka Ogujiuba, ThisDayOnline, 25 September 2004.
  • Peel, Michael, 'Young writers leave their mark', Financial Times, 12 July 2007, p. 10. Partly about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Akubuiro, Henry, 'Is Chimamanda the new Achebe? Literary community reacts', Daily Sun, 17 June 2007.
  • 'Bleak publishing houses', Economist, 22 November 2007.
  • 'Adichie: I Was Ashamed of My State', This Day, 4 January 2008.
  • Abanobi, Chika, 'Mama Chimamanda: Meet the mum of the whizzkid writer, Chimamanda Adichie', Daily Sun, 1 April 2008.
  • Chiedu, 'Adichie got it wrong this time', Nation, 26 June 2008, p. 26.
  • Odeh, Nehru, 'A Training for Writers', News, 15 September 2008.
  • Mullan, John, 'Guardian Book Club: Half of a Yellow Sun - Week 1: Language', Guardian, 10 October 2009, p. 6.
  • Mullan, John, 'Guardian Book Club: Half of a Yellow Sun - Week 2: Points of view', Guardian, 17 October 2009, p. 6.
  • Mullan, John, 'Guardian Book Club: Half of a Yellow Sun - Week 3: Readers' responses', Guardian, 24 October 2009, p. 6.
  • Ajibade, Tunji, 'Chimamanda talks power of literature in Abuja', Nigerian Compass, 21 May 2010.
  • Ajao, Aderinsola, 'Adichie holds court at Farafina's literary evening', NEXT, 6 June 2010.
  • Ajiboye, Bunmi, 'Talking through Adichie's stories', NEXT, 12 December 2010.
  • 'Being African author comes with baggage: Nigeria's Chimamanda Adichie', Prokerala News, 24 January 2011. On Adichie's talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
  • Umachandran, Shalini, 'The humour and politics of being Adichie', Times of India, 25 January 2011. On Adichie's talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
  • Mehan, Uppinder, 'The Other Sci-Fi', American Book Review 32.2 (January-February 2011), p. 3. Partly discusses Adichie's take on science-fiction.
  • Ogunlesi, Tolu, 'Land Of The Rising Sun', Wings, 1 September 2012. About the film version of Half of a Yellow Sun.
  • Sciuto, Jenna, '"Your visit has filled me like food": An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie', Northeastern University: English Department Alumni e-Newsletter (Spring 2012), p. 10.
  • Krupa, Lakshmi, 'After Achebe', Hindu, 6 April 2013.
  • Abodunrin, Akintayo, 'President Jonathan not a bad man but ... — Chimamanda', Nigerian Tribune, 12 May 2013.
  • Udoh, Uche, 'Writers brainstorm on Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah', Vanguard, 8 August 2013.
  • 'The 10 Best Books of 2013', New York Times (Sunday Book Review), 15 December 2013, p. BR12. [online version: 4 December 2013]
  • Meyer, Robinson, 'When Beyoncé Samples Your TED Talk, This Is What Happens to Your Book', Atlantic, 23 December 2013.
  • Filani, Omotola, "'Don't address me as Mrs but Miss" – Married Chimamanda Adichie warns journalist', Daily Post, 3 March 2014.
  • 'Half of a Yellow Sun Film Gets Kudos From Movie Goers', Vanguard, 9 April 2014.
  • Adekunle, Mu'Sodiq, 'Chibok: Chimamanda Adichie Expresses Worry Over Foreign Intervention', Daily Times, 2 June 2014.
  • Muomah, Onyinye, 'Half of a Yellow Sun May Ignite Violence in Nigeria - Censor's Board Chairperson', Premium Times, 5 June 2014.
  • Ofili, Chike, 'Adapting Half of a Yellow Sun film against Igbo misfortune', Sun, 8 June 2014.
  • Lee, Felicia R.'New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent', New York Times, 30 June 2014, p. A1. [online version: 29 June 2014]

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