Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a renowned Nigerian writer whose works include novels, short stories and nonfiction.
Purple Hibiscus , Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, The Thing Around Your Neck, and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists are among Adichie’s works. She has also written short stories. Her most recent works include Notes on Grief, Zikora, and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.
She was nominated for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 for her short story “You in America,” and the 2002 BBC World Service Short Piece Awards named her story “That Harmattan Morning” as a joint winner. She was awarded the 2002–2003 David T. Wong International Short Story Prize in 2003 (PEN Center Award).
She was one of the authors included in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Fiction Issue in 2010. She was selected as one of the 39 authors under 40 in the Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club project Africa39, which honored Port Harcourt as the 2014 UNESCO World Book Capital, in April 2014. One of the highest honors for intellectuals in the United States, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, revealed in April 2017 that Adichie had been elected as one of 228 new members to be admitted on October 7, 2017, into its 237th class.
She received a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008. In 2018, she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize.
Adichie has received 16 honorary doctorates from some of the top colleges in the world.
Adichie is married to Ivara Esege and the marriage is blessed with a child.
Many happy returns, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!