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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) — biography from Americanah… (more)
Americanah 7,301 copies, 287 reviews
Half of a Yellow Sun 6,636 copies, 292 reviews
Purple Hibiscus 4,317 copies, 181 reviews
We Should All Be Feminists 3,731 copies, 165 reviews
The Thing Around Your Neck 1,788 copies, 74 reviews
Notes on Grief 367 copies, 17 reviews
Zikora 106 copies, 11 reviews
The Visit 82 copies, 6 reviews
The Arrangements 20 copies, 3 reviews
The Shivering - short story 16 copies, 1 review
Imitation 9 copies
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (Contributor) 739 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (Contributor) 335 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (Contributor) 245 copies, 6 reviews
Granta 92: The View from Africa (Contributor) 173 copies, 5 reviews
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (Contributor) 167 copies, 5 reviews
Granta 88: Mothers (Contributor) 162 copies, 1 review
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (Contributor) 133 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 95: Loved Ones (Contributor) 120 copies
Granta 111: Going Back (Contributor) 110 copies
One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 94 copies
The Granta Book of the African Short Story (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews

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