Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo: Okey Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Photo: Okey Adichie

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
22,727 (25,961)1,063807 (4.12)1020
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria on September 15, 1977. She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half before moving to the United States, where she studied communication at Drexel University for two years. She received a bachelor's degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2001, a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, and a master's degree in African Studies from Yale University in 2008. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003 and received the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in 2005. Her other books include The Thing around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminist. Half of a Yellow Sun won the Orange Prize in 2007. She was awarded the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize, for her body of work that shows 'outstanding literary merit'. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Americanah
… (more)
Americanah 6,428 copies, 273 reviews
Half of a Yellow Sun 6,071 copies, 280 reviews
Purple Hibiscus 3,884 copies, 169 reviews
We Should All Be Feminists 3,108 copies, 134 reviews
The Thing Around Your Neck 1,590 copies, 70 reviews
Notes on Grief 217 copies, 11 reviews
Zikora 67 copies, 6 reviews
The Visit 38 copies, 3 reviews
The Arrangements 18 copies, 3 reviews
Imitation 8 copies
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (Contributor) 318 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (Contributor) 226 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 92: The View from Africa (Contributor) 164 copies, 5 reviews
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (Contributor) 156 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 88: Mothers (Contributor) 154 copies, 1 review
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (Contributor) 127 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 95: Loved Ones (Contributor) 114 copies
Granta 111: Going Back (Contributor) 103 copies
The Granta Book of the African Short Story (Contributor) 83 copies, 2 reviews
One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 83 copies
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (Author) 48 copies, 1 review
Best African American Fiction (2009) (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
African Love Stories: An Anthology (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (Contributor) 1 copy

Top members (works)

Member favorites

21st century (149) Africa (1,093) African (149) African literature (317) anthology (260) Biafra (242) book club (86) Civil War (109) contemporary (87) contemporary fiction (106) ebook (182) essays (256) family (134) feminism (552) fiction (2,287) Granta (87) historical fiction (214) immigrants (119) immigration (166) Kindle (168) literary fiction (86) literature (161) love (90) Nigeria (1,412) Nigerian (147) Nigerian Literature (151) non-fiction (585) novel (261) Orange Prize (114) own (88) race (192) racism (142) read (239) religion (102) short stories (633) to-read (2,117) unread (98) USA (102) war (198) women (135)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has 24 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4.12)
0.5 6
1 34
1.5 6
2 138
2.5 47
3 828
3.5 325
4 2367
4.5 432
5 2005

Author pictures (3)


(see all 3 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is composed of 38 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,585,731 books! | Top bar: Always visible