Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories, and nonfiction.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been conferred a chieftaincy title in recognition of her contributions to the welfare and development of her hometown, Abba.
The award-winning author was honored with the title of Odeluwa Abba which means “The one who writes for the world,” on Friday, at the 45th Ofala festival and 80th birthday celebration of HRH. Igwe Sir Leonard Nwankwo Ezeh (Eze Abba).
The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, amongst other dignitaries were present at the ceremony.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reading at 2013 Fall for the Book
Born15 September 1977 (age 45)
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria Pen name Amanda N. Adichie OccupationNovelist, short story writer, non-fiction writer Nationality Nigerian
AmericanAlma mater Eastern Connecticut State University (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
Yale University (MA)Period2003–present Notable works Purple Hibiscus (2003)
Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)
We Should All Be Feminists (2014)
MacArthur Fellowship (2008)
International Nonino Prize (2009)
PEN Pinter Prize (2018)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories, and nonfiction. She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [which] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature,” particularly in her second home, the United States.
Adichie has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014). Her most recent books are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021).
In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was the recipient of the PEN Pinter Prize in 2018. She was recognized as one of the BBC’s 100 women of 2021.
Adichie was born in the city of Enugu in Nigeria, the fifth of six children in an Igbo family. She was raised in the university town of Nsukka in Enugu State. While she was growing up, her father, James Nwoye Adichie (1932–2020), worked as a professor of statistics at the University of Nigeria. Her mother, Grace Ifeoma (1942–2021), was the university’s first female registrar. They lived in a house on campus previously occupied by Chinua Achebe. The family lost almost everything during the Nigerian Civil War, including both her maternal and paternal grandfathers. Her family’s ancestral village is Abba in Anambra State.
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