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?

An Academic Family

Adichie was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Enugu, Nigeria. The fifth of six children, she was raised near the University of Nigeria, where her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was statistics professor and later became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Her mother, Ifeoma Adichie, became the University’s first female registrar.

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