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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
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.

20 March 2014: Links section updated. With thanks to Pedro Osório Graça.

14 March 2014: Links and Awards and Nominations updated as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins the National Book Critics Circle award in the fiction category, for Americanah.

11 March 2014: Bibliography, Links, Awards and Nominations and FAQ sections updated.

25 February 2014: Bibliography, Links, Awards and Nominations and Quotations sections updated.

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