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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
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.

13 January 2017: Bibliography updated as We Should All Be Feminists is now available in audio format, read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Also, keep an eye out for the March release of an 80-page version of Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.

3 January 2017: Bibliography, Links and Quotations sections updated.

3 December 2016: Chimamanda has published a new essay in the New Yorker. You can read it here. With thanks to Stef Craps for the heads-up.

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