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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Author


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 work has been selected by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and the BBC Short Story Awards, has appeared in various literary publications, including Zoetrope and The Iowa Review. She won a MacArthur 'genius' grant in 2009, and in 2010 appeared on the New Yorker's list of the best 20 writers under 40.

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Fellow novelist ANNE BERRY on CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novelHalf of a Yellow Sun is a stunning book throughout, set in 1960’s Nigeria as it erupts into the bloody Biafran War of secession. There is so much I loved about this book, the crisp narration that never balks from taking the reader into the darkest corners of man’s nature, the relationship between the twin sisters Olanna and Kainene, the clashing of their different natures and the divergent paths they follow.

If you like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie you might also like to read books by Nadeem Aslam, Gil Courtemanche and Ian Holding.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
We Should All be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
An absolute powerhouse of a little book proving that feminism should not be considered a dirty word. This is an essay written by the author from a speech she delivered at a conference on Africa. There are a lot of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of massacre, bloody conflict and the end of colonialism. We experience this strife through the household of a university lecturer, his houseboy, his lover and a white man seeking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love story, a coming-of-age novel and a tale of friendship. But Adichie...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. An enthralling story from the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun exploring love, race and identity, centred around a young man and woman from Nigeria who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/04/2013
Half of a Yellow Sun - Fourth Estate 25th anniversary edition by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun - Fourth Estate 25th anniversary edition
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 October 2008. Shortlisted for Author of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. Reviewed on Richard &...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2009
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In 2015 Half of a Yellow Sun was named the Baileys' ‘Best of the Best’, chosen from the past decade's winners of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of massacre, bloody conflict and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2007
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This review is provided by bookgroup.info.Purple Hibiscus is the story of a fifteen-year-old Nigerian girl, Kambili, and describes her life under the constraints of her father's strict regime. When life in the city becomes dangerous during...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2005

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