Ms.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lagos, Nigeria
Area
Humanities and Arts
Specialty
Literature (Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting and Translation)
Member Since
2017
International Honorary Member

Chimamanda Adichie is a prominent novelist and short story writer who illuminates the complexities of human experience. She is widely appreciated for her stark yet balanced depiction of events in the post-colonial era. Her novel Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) unflinchingly portrays the horror and destruction of the Nigerian civil war following the establishment of the Republic of Biafra. In 2008, she received the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Her 2013 novel Americanah, a powerful reflection on race and identity in the form of a love story over time and across borders, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was named one of the New York Times Top Ten Best Books of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

 

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