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Born in Nigeria in 1977 and grew up in the university town of Nsukka where her parents worked as lecturers. She left Nigeria at 19 and moved to the United States and studied communication and political science at Connecticut State University, graduating summa cum laude.


She has had her short stories published in Canadian, British and American journals including Prism International, Wasafiri and the Iowa Review. Her short stories are mostly about the Nigerian immigrant experience in America and have been selected for the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award as well as the BBC short story award. Adichie was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002. Her story set during the Nigerian civil war was selected to represent the PEN center USA in the 2003 David Wong short story contest.


Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, will be published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2003. Purple Hibiscus is set in Nigeria and explores the themes of family, political instability as well as the tension between African traditional religion and African Christianity. She is presently in Nigeria, working on her second novel.

Amanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) for ‘You in America’ from Zoetrope: All-Story Extra, USA (2001)

All-Story Extra is an on-line supplement to Francis Coppola's short story magazine Zoetrope: All-Story. Each month, All-Story Extra features two new storiessubmitted by writers through the Zoetrope Virtual Studio.

Chimanda Ngozi Adichie est née au Nigéria et a grandi dans la ville universitaire de Nsukka où ses parents enseignaient. Elle a quitté le Nigéria à l’âge de 19 ans pour les Etats-Unis, où elle a fait des études brillantes de communication et de science politique à la Connecticut State University. Elle a publié ses nouvelles dans des journaux canadiens, anglais et américains, dont Prism International, Wasafiri et Iowa Review. Ses nouvelles traitent essentiellement de l’immigration nigériane en Amérique et ont été sélectionnées pour le prix de la Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, ainsi que pour le prix BBC de la nouvelle. Chimanda Ngozi Adichie a été nominée pour le Caine Prize for African Writing en 2002. Son premier roman, Purple Hibiscus, se passe au Nigéria et explore les thèmes de la famille, de l’instabilité politique, ainsi que la tension entre religion traditionnelle et chtistianisme en Afrique. Elle se trouve actuellement au Nigéria où elle travaille à son second roman.



You in America, Zoetrope All-Story Extra, 2000