Nigeria at 53: Celebrating Naija's Notable Figures
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
An Igbo writer born in the town of Enugu, Nigeria, 36-year-old Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been heralded as one of the most prominent young authors by a number of esteemed outlets, including BBC and The New Yorker. Her acclaimed debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, which she subsequently won for her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. The former novel was recently adapted for film, starring fellow Nigerian Chiwetel Ejiofor.