Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; and acclaimed story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Americanah, was published around the world in 2013, received numerous awards and was named one of New York Times Ten Books of the Year. A recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.
Praise for Chimamanda:
'Take note world. When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells you to listen, you listen.' Stylist
'Here is a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers.' Chinua Achebe
'Her writing is clear-eyed and fresh, her characters simply drawn...Adichie writes with a cool detachment that allows her to plunder grief and stereotype to brilliant effect.' Times
'Adichie is a skilled storyteller with a fluid, straightforward style and while some of the stories feel constrained by their length, the majority are perfectly balanced.' Observer
'I look with awe and envy at this young woman from Africa who is recording the history of her country. She is fortunate - and we, her readers, are even luckier.' Edmund White
'A tour de force ... The artistry with which Adichie keeps her story moving, while animating the complex anxieties in which the characters live and work, is hugely impressive.' Mail on Sunday