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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
2 August 2017: Bibliography, Links and Awards sections updated. Chimamanda has recently published an essay about Albert Speer's Inside the Third Reich, which can be accessed here.

24 May 2017: Bibliography, Links and Awards sections updated.

7 April 2017: Bibliography updated with a reference to the new Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, edited by Ernest N. Emenyonu. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website. A paperback edition is also available in Africa only.

15 March 2017: Bibliography and Links updated following the publication of Chimamanda's new book, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. About the issues raised by the author in her recent interview with Channel 4, see the clarifications that she provided on Facebook here and here.

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