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

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

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

5 May 2014: Bibliography and Links updated with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's recent essay about President Jonathan's attitude following the attacks and abductions by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

2 May 2014: The release of Half of a Yellow Sun has been delayed in Nigeria due to censorship issues. Read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's reaction on the New Yorker website here.

11 April 2014: Bibliography and Links sections updated. The film version of Half of a Yellow Sun is being released in UK cinemas today, with Nigeria to follow on 25 April and the US on 16 May. For more information about the film, visit its official website.

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