Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a prominent literary figure and an internationally recognized writter. She is a nonfiction writer, Nigerian novelist and short story writer based in the United States of America. As a matter of fact, the history of literature is justifiably incomplete without the images of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie being painted in it.
Adichie is a literary Amazon who has transformed literature in such a style that appeals to all and sundry, converting those who do have penchant for literature to be lovers of well structured and value based literature. With her literary works that permeate across the continents, Adichie has proven beyond doubts that creative writing flows freely in her veins.
Born on September 15th, 1977 to the family of Mr James Nwoye Adichie and Mrs Grace Ifeoma Nwoye in the city of Enugu, the Eastern part of Nigeria, Adichie is the fifth of six children. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was raised in the university town of her alma mater which is the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and her ancestral home is traced to Abba in Anambra state. With her father, James Nwoye Adichie as a professor of statistics at University of Nigeria and mother, Grace Ifeoma Adichie as the first female registrar in the same university, one is absolutely right to say that Adichie is born in a family of scholars.
Before Adichie moved to United States at the teen age of 19 to study Communications and Political Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, she was already a Medicine and Pharmacy undergraduate for one and half year at the university of Nigeria, Nsukka. It was in the University of Nigeria that Adichie’s literary endowment became exposed and recognized as she edited a magazine called “The Compass” that was run by the Catholic Medical Students of the university.
However, Adichie was transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University from Drexel University In order to be closer to her elder sister who was practicing medicine in Coventry. In 2001, Adichie received a bachelor’s degree From Eastern Connecticut State University and in 2001. Later, she proceeded to Johns Hopkins University for her master’s degree in creative writing and completed it in 2003. Furthermore, Adichie bagged a Master of Arts degree in African studies Yale University in 2008.
In her niche of writing, Adichie has succeeded in changing the focus of new generation readers to African literature, a proof that she knows her onion. She authored ‘Purple Hibiscus’ in 2003 which is her first novel. In 2007, She wrote ‘Half of the Yellow Sun’, a novel intelligently authored with special credit to Biafra. Her third novel is ‘Americanah’ which was written in 2013. Chimamanda Adichie is the Author behind the highly criticized novel called ‘We Should All Be Feminist’. The elegant feminist advocate of an author has written other several stories including ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’ (2009) which is a collection of short stories.
This dazzling chocolate skinned African writer called Adichie is highly acclaimed for the legendary contributions in the world of literature. She has remarkably distinguished herself in the assembly of writers. She has received several distinctions, recognitions and accolades, won laurels and bagged a number of awards for the literary prowess. Today, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is listed among the 50 most influential women in the whole wide world, a record extraordinary people break.