Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction.
Adichie was born in the city of Enugu in Nigeria, and grew up as the fifth of six children in an Igbo family in the university town of Nsukka in Enugu State.
While she was growing up, her father, James Nwoye Adichie, worked as a professor of statistics at the University of Nigeria. Her mother, Grace Ifeoma, was the university’s first female registrar.
Adichie completed her secondary education at the University of Nigeria Secondary School, Nsukka, where she received several academic prizes.
She studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. While in the university, she developed a passion for literature, and she left the medicals.
Adichie, a feminist, has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), the short story collection – The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), and the book-length essay – We Should All Be Feminists (2014).
Her most recent books are Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017), Zikora (2020) and Notes on Grief (2021).
This woman has fought a good fight for blacks. She exposed racism fully. And till tomorrow, writers all around the world, look up to her as a role model.
She received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University, with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2001.
In 2003, she completed a master’s degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale University.
Her awards and academic achievement are too numerous to be mentioned!