CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Born September 15, 1977

Enugu, Nigeria

Greeting card illustration by Amanda Lenz.

 

  • Nigerian writer, known for her award winning novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah. Founded the Farafina Trust Creating Writing Workshop in Nigeria, which promotes writers and the literary arts
  • Attended college in the U.S., receiving two master's degrees, in creative writing from John Hopkin's University, and in African Studies from Yale University
  • Known for the popular Ted Talks, The Danger of a Single Story2009, now one of the  most watched, and 2012 We Should All Be Feministswhich was published as a book in 2014 (click the titles of the Ted Talks if you want to watch)
  • Recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; elected into the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017