Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie born on the 15th of September 1977 is a Nigerian novelist, non-fiction writer and short story writer.
With two masters degree, one in creative writing from John Hopkins University and another in African Studies from Yale University, it would interest you to know that Mrs. Chimamanda was once a medical student at the University of Nigeria Nsukka though just for a year and half. She left medical school and the shores of this country at the age of 19 to pursue a degree in Communication and Political Science.
She is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, The Thing Around Your Neck(short stories) , Purple Hibiscus (her first novel, published in 2003).
She has a very unique way of telling her stories, one that is not easily found among young writers and she is a role model for so many upcoming writers in Africa, especially with the level of recognition she has gotten from writing in Nigeria and beyond.
One good study of her works and you would realize that she has worked hard over the years to get to this point. She published her first book (poetry) in 1997, she is also a winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
She has made a name for herself in a country where so many people look down on “writing” as a profession and even so, very few are readers (you would be amazed).
Consistency, hard work are the reasons why she has come this far and are the key things one should learn from her.