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Encyclopedia > Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born September 15, 1977) is an acclaimed Nigerian writer. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

She was born in the town of Enugu but grew up in the university town of Nsukka in south-eastern Nigeria, where the University of Nigeria is situated. While she was growing up, her father was a professor of statistics at the University, and her mother was also employed there as the university registrar. At the age of 19, she left Nigeria and moved to the United States. After studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Chimamanda transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University, to live closer to her sister; who had a medical practice in Coventry(now in Mansfield,Ct), and to continue studying communications and political science. She got her university degree from Eastern, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001. She recently completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is now pursuing an MA in African Studies at Yale University. A University town or University city, like a College town, is a community which is dominated by its university population which includes students, professors and other university employees. ... Nsukka is a town in South-East Nigeria in Enugu state, a former centre of the palm oil trade. ... The University of Nigeria is a university situated in the Enugu State town of Nsukka. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning and research located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Eastern Connecticut State University is a public university in Willimantic, Connecticut. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... It has been suggested that double degree be merged into this article or section. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Yale redirects here. ...

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003. Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, named for the flag of the short-lived Biafran nation, is set before and during the Biafran War. It was published by Knopf/Anchor in 2006 and was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.[1] This article is about the literary concept. ... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language English Capital Enugu Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 Demonym Biafran The Republic of Biafra was a short-lived secessionist state in... The Nigerian Civil War, 1967 - 1970, was an ethnic and political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the South-eastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed republic of Biafra. ... Publishing is the activity of putting information in the public arena. ... The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary prizes, awarded annually for the best original full-length novel by a female author of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK in the preceding year. ...


  1. ^ UK Daily Telegraph "Nigerian author wins top literary prize" 7 June 2007

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