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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), and of two books of non-fiction, We Should All Be Feminists (2014) and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017).

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

News and Updates
11 January 2021: Bibliography, Online Sources and Awards sections updated.

9 October 2020: Bibliography and Links sections updated. Chimamanda's new short story, 'Zikora', will be released on 27 October 2020. You can read an excerpt on Entertainment Weekly.

12 September 2020: Bibliography updated with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's recent article in the New Yorker, following the passing of her father.

14 August 2020: Bibliography updated with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's recent article in the Washington Post, on her recent fall and memory loss. Also, announcing the publication of the first collection of interviews with the author, Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, published by the University Press of Mississippi, and which I had the pleasure and honour of editing. The book is on sale on the publisher's website until 23 August 2020.

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