Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My favourite Authors

The photo was taken from her author website
Who is your favourite author is not an easy question to answer because of the difficulty to pinpoint one from among the list of the many. But you can list them in the order of your preference. The top on my list is, without a doubt, Chimamanda Adichie. 

About Chimamanda Adichie

Who is Adichie?  I don't think she needs an introduction to the creative world, but let me introduce her to those who need it.  Adichie is a Nigerian born writer thrown into international fame for her publications covering fiction and non-fiction.  Her work includes Purple Hibiscus (2003), her first novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), Americanah (2013), a string of short stories and a short story collection-The Thing around your neck (2009).

She is the recipient of many accolades and awards: The Purple Hibiscus won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Half a Yellow Sun, the Orange Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book; Americanah won the National Book Critic Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013.

Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times and got translated into over thirty languages.

Her stories deal with matters of religion, culture, politics, history, and race and how they affect the individual not only when they occur but also in the time ahead. Half of the Yellow Sun is set during and before the Nigerian Civil war, known as the Biafran war.  Americanah set, part in Nigeria and part in America, deals with the racism the Blacks who migrate to live in America faces.

Adichie's famous Ted Talks

Two of her TEDx talk that went viral are “We Should All be Feminists” and “The Danger of a Single Story.”  

Here is her author website.

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