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?

Higher Learning

A 19-year-old Adichie left for the U.S., where she received a scholarship to study communication at Drexel University for two years. She continued her studies at Eastern Connecticut State University, graduating summa cum laude in communication and political science in 2001.

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