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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)
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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

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