Nigerian-American writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, turns 43 today, September 15. Chimamanda has had a career full of awards and recognition for her extraordinary contribution to African literature and global literature at large. 

Born in the university town of Nsukka, in Enugu State in Nigeria to lecturer parents, as the fifth of six children, it seems writing was an early passion of hers. So while studying Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka she also edited The Compass magazine, a publication run by the university’s Catholic medical students. 


Inspired by the late Prof. Chinua’s Achebe’s novel, Things Fall Apart when she was just 10, Chimamanda went on to write her first publication, Decisions, a collection of short poems that she published in 1997. Chimamanda Adichie Outfits

She had just moved to America the year before…

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