Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
|Chimamanda N. Adichie|
|Born||August 15, 1977
Enugwu, Enugwu State, Nigeria
|Notable work(s)||Purple Hibiscus Half of a Yellow Sun|
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born September 15, 1977) is an award-winning Nigerian writer. She comes from Abba in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria. Her book Half of a Yellow Sun won the 2007 Orange Prize for fiction.
Adichie is a member of the Igbo nation. She married Ivara Alistair Esege, a Nigerian doctor.
In December 2013 Beyoncé released her fifth album BEYONCÉ. The eleventh song on the album "Flawless" has a sample from Adichie's TED Talk "Why We Should All Be Feminists". Adichie's sample on the album caused her novel Americanah go up around 600 places in the Amazon chart.
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- Reynolds, Nigel (June 7, 2007). "Nigerian author wins top literary prize". The Telegraph. p. 1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1553821/Nigerian-author-wins-top-literary-prize.html. Retrieved 2008-07-27.