Showcased on InformAfrica.com is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s curriculum vitae, a multiple award winning writer from the south eastern part of Nigeria (Ndi Igbo). If you appreciate Chimamanda’s work (her achievements), you may find the following information useful:
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”.
2003: 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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