Sunday, March 3, 2013

Women who Motivate #3 - Chimamanda Adichie

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria in 1977. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and of the short story collection The Thing around Your Neck (2009). She has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2008).

Chimamanda is now married and divides her time between Nigeria, where she regularly teaches writing workshops, and the United States. She has recently been awarded a 2011-2012 fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

You can read more about Chimamanda here.


  1. Really, am so loving this your list.
    Great work myne

  2. My girls are her biggest Fans. God bless her.
    Well done Myne.

    1. I like that you are not focused on entertainers alone.

    2. Sorry for commenting Again. Myne, Myne, abeg naa, can you add "wives connection" to your blog list?

    3. Glad you're following the list. Your blog is added :)

  3. Nice choice...well done Myne x

  4. She does inspire. Never really knew what the hype was about even after reading two of her short stories. My respect grew profoundly after watching her give that popular TED talk of hers.

    And she is beautiful!

  5. I nominate Chika Unigwe as a woman who inspires. She's a talented writer and a genuinely warm hearted person.

  6. I love chimamanda books. Beautiful writing

  7. I am such a huge fan if Chimamanda...Met her last year and even hot more endeared to her...great list Myne and thanks for following my blog too


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