Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(born 1977) – Nigerian prose writer and playwright. Graduated from John Hopkins University in Baltimore and Yale University. She debuted with the novel Purple Hibiscus in 2003. For her next book, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), she received the Orange Prize, and her Americanah (2013) was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award and was among the top ten New York Times books of the year. She also published a collection of short stories, The Thing Around Your Neck (2009) and the drama For Love of Biafra (1998).
Her texts have been translated into more than thirty languages and have been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, Granta and The Financial Times. Her latest book is Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (2017).