Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Literary Star Is Born

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  • 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
  • An Academic Family

Purple Hibiscus

Adichie started writing her first book, Purple Hibiscus, as a senior at Eastern. Released in October 2003 to wide critical acclaim, the novel tells the colorful coming-of-age story of Kambili, a 15-year-old Nigerian girl.

(Photo: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

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