Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Literary Star Is Born

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  • Literary Superstar
  • An Academic Family
  • Higher Learning
  • A Double Master
  • Purple Hibiscus
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Orange Prize
  • The Thing Around Your Neck
  • "Makes the Strange Seem Familiar"
  • Americanah
  • Another Big Win
  • Beyoncé Samples Chimamanda
  • A Collab with Lupita?

Literary Superstar


From winning one of the most prestigious American literary prizes to being sampled by Beyoncé, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been catapulted into international stardom in a matter of months. Learn more about Adichie’s Afropolitan upbringing and groundbreaking work. – Patrice Peck 

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