Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The winner of the Orange Prize For Fiction 2007.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Biography

Date of birth: 15 September 1977

Before she moved to America at the age of 19, Chimamanda Ngozi Adhiche lived in Nigeria where she studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigera. In America she studied communications and political science before receiving a master’s degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University.

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, garnered international acclaim and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second, Half of a Yellow Sun, dealt with the political turmoil of West Africa in the 1960s and went on to win the Orange Prize in 2007.

She now spends her time in both American and Nigeria, where she teaches writing workshops.

Book and writing awards

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2004 (Purple Hibiscus), Orange Prize for Fiction 2007 (Half of a Yellow Sun), MacArthur Foundation grant 2008.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their...
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Books by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck

The Thing Around Your Neck (Paperback)

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Format: Paperback 300 pages
Published: 01/10/2009
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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From the Orange Prize-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that... Read more

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Half of a Yellow Sun (Paperback)

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 15/01/2007
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university... Read more

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Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus (Paperback)

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 07/02/2005
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili's world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious... Read more

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Americanah

Americanah (Paperback)

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 27/02/2014
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' a powerful... Read more

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