Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
is an award-winning novelist and author of Half of A Yellow Sun and Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003 and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, won the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. That same year, she won a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker’s list of the best 20 writers under 40. Americanah is her latest novel.