Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award wining Nigerian author born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu state, southeast Nigeria to James Nwoye Adichie, a professor of statistics and her mother, Grace Ifeoma, a university registrar. She studied medicine and pharmacy at University of Nigeria, Nsukka where both her parents worked for only one and half year and left Nigeria for United States at the age of 19. The young brilliant lady went in to study communications and political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia, but later transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University to be near her sister, who had a medical practice in Coventry.
In 2001, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern with the distinction of summa cum laude and in 2003, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a masters degree in creative writing, and still went ahead to receive a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale University in 2008. Ngozi Adichie is from the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria and have written so many popular novels. She’s married to Ivara Esege.
Purple Hibiscus – 2003
Half of a Yellow Sun – 2006
The Thing Around Your Neck – 2009
Americanah – 2013