Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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in Enugu, Nigeria
September 15, 1977

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian-American author. Her best known novels are Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013).

She was born in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents. She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. At nineteen, Chimamanda left for the U.S. to study communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia for two years, then went on to pursue a degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University. Chimamanda graduated summa cum laude from Eastern in 2001, and then completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

It was during her senior year at Eastern th...more


Average rating: 4.14 · 60,512 ratings · 8,014 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Half of a Yellow Sun
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 22,971 ratings — published 2006 — 63 editions
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Americanah
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 20,255 ratings — published 2013 — 34 editions
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Purple Hibiscus
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 13,362 ratings — published 2003 — 50 editions
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The Thing Around Your Neck
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 5,133 ratings — published 2009 — 36 editions
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Half of a Yellow Sun, Ameri...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2014
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Cell One
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2009
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Imitation
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2009
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A Private Experience
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2008
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Real Food
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2007
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The Grief of Strangers
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2004
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May 2013, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"The celebrated author tackles race and culture in Nigeria, the United States, and England in her latest novel, Americanah, told through the eyes of young lovers." ...More

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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?' Aunty Ifeka said. 'Your life belongs to you and you alone.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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