Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Curriculum Vitae (Achievements)

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of “Half of a Yellow Sun”, a top seller.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Curriculum vitae

1977: Born in Enugu, Nigeria. Her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was a maths professor and later vice-chancellor of the University of Nigeria. Her mother, Grace Ifeoma was its first female registrar. (D.O.B: September 15, 1977).

1995: Studies medicine and pharmacy at the same university.

1996: Leaves for America.

1997: Published Decisions, a poetry collection.

2001: Graduates from Eastern Connecticut State University in communications and political science.

2002: Shortlisted for the Caine Prize for “You in America”.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2003: Completed an MA in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published. It won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

2006: Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, was released. The story about the Biafran war won the Orange Prize for Fiction.

2008: Received a MacArthur grant of $500,000 which allows her to write full time. Also completed an MA in African studies at Yale.

2009: A collection of short stories, The Things Around Your Neck, released.

2013: Publishes Americanah.

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