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  Name:   Ms. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Month: September 2011
Schools: Eastern Connecticut State University B.S. 2001 Communication
Johns Hopkins University M.A. 2004 Creative Writing
Yale University M.A. 2008 African Studies
Organization: Freelancer
Title: Writer

Chimamanda Adichie was born in Nigeria. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, and moved to the United States to attend college.

Among her degrees are a Masters in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters in African Studies from Yale. She is also the recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Today, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria, where she leads a creative writers' workshop.

Her award-winning books of fiction include Half of a Yellow Sun (winner of the Orange Broadband Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Purple Hibiscus (winner of the
Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, shortlisted for the Orange Prize and John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and long-listed for the Booker Prize) and The Thing Around Your Neck (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize).

Adichie contributes frequently to publications including Granta, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and others. Her work has been translated into thirty languages.

As well, you can view her amazing TED talk "The danger of a single story" here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg

 

 

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