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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie profiled by NY Times as a New Wave African Writer



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah - National Books Prize - BellaNaija
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been profiled by the New York Times as one of the New Wave African Writers With an Internationalist Bent.

The Nigerian author has written widely acclaimed novels including Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and most recently Americanah.

In the profile, it is revealed that while Chimamanda was struggling to get her first novel – Purple Hibiscus published, she was told by an agent things would have been easier “if only you were Indian” because they were in vogue at that time.

Felicia R. Lee of the NY Times details in the profile, her numerous awards, dividing time between the United States and Nigeria, featuring in Beyoncé‘s song Flawless, and Half of a Yellow Sun the movie.

To see other writers profiled, as well as to read the full article, click here


  1. Kelvin

    June 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Yobo did well kudos to the super eagles


    July 1, 2014 at 12:15 am

    You are a trail blazer. Much respect.

  3. That African chic

    July 1, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Love her…truly a role model

  4. Bella

    July 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I honestly admire this woman, she is a captivating and a talented writer. Congratulations ma’am.

  5. LagosOcrazy

    July 1, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Keep making our country proud

  6. toyin olaleye

    July 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    she is definitely new wave and has set the bar really high for the rest of us. Shout out to my professor who is also mentioned in this article, professor Golden. 🙂

  7. fatima

    July 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    She keeps winning! Guess she is blessed and talented

  8. Otito

    July 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Congrats Chimamanda! You always give voice to my opinions.

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