Monday, 20 May 2013

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Chimamanda Ngozi adichie covers Guardian Life Magazine Issue



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer. She is Igbo. She has been called "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature"

Lectures


Adichie spoke on "The Danger of a Single Story" for TED in 2009.[7] On 15 March 2012, she delivered the "Connecting Cultures" Commonwealth Lecture 2012 at the Guildhall, London.[8]

Awards and selected nominations

    2002: Shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing, for "You in America"
    2002: Runner-up in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, for "The Tree in Grandma's Garden"
    2002: BBC Short Story Competition joint winner, for "That Harmattan Morning"
    2003: O. Henry Prize for "The American Embassy"
    2002/2003: David T. Wong International Short Story Prize (PEN Center Award), for "Half of a Yellow Sun"
    2004: Hurston-Wright Legacy Award (Best Debut Fiction Category), for Purple Hibiscus
    2004: Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, for Purple Hibiscus
    2004: Longlisted for the Booker Prize, for Purple Hibiscus
    2005: Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book (Africa), for Purple Hibiscus
    2005: Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book (overall), for Purple Hibiscus
    2007: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (Fiction category), for 'Half of a Yellow Sun' (joint winner)
    2007: PEN Beyond Margins Award, for Half of a Yellow Sun (joint winner)
    2007: Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction for Half of a Yellow Sun
    2008: Future Award, Nigeria (Young Person of the Year category)[9][10]
    2008: MacArthur Foundation genius grant (along with 24 other winners) [11]
    2009: International Nonino Prize[12]
    2009: Longlisted for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, for The Thing Around Your Neck
    2009: Shortlisted for John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, for The Thing Around Your Neck
    2010: Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book (Africa), for The Thing Around Your Neck


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