Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda N. Adichie
|Born||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
August 15, 1977
Enugwu, Enugwu State, Nigeria
|Notable works||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 was born in Enugu into an Igbo family. She married Ivara Alistair Esege, a Nigerian doctor.
Sampling on a Beyoncé song[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Reynolds, Nigel (June 7, 2007). "Nigerian author wins top literary prize". The Telegraph. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- ↑ "Vixen". Vibe.
- ↑ "Beyoncé's "***Flawless" Has Sent Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Novel Rocketing Up Amazon Charts". Complex.