Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Chimamanda N. Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2013
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2013
BornChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(1977-08-15) August 15, 1977 (age 44)
Enugwu, Enugwu State, Nigeria
Notable worksPurple 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.[1]

Adichie was born in Enugu into an Igbo family. She married Ivara Alistair Esege, a Nigerian doctor.[2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reynolds, Nigel (June 7, 2007). "Nigerian author wins top literary prize". The Telegraph. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  2. "Vixen". Vibe.
  3. "Beyoncé's "***Flawless" Has Sent Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Novel Rocketing Up Amazon Charts". Complex.