Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHIE, 1977 (age 43 years)

Name
Chimamanda Ngozi /ADICHIE/
Given names
Chimamanda Ngozi
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ADICHIE
Birth September 15, 1977 45
Note: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents, Grace Ifeoma and James Nwoye Adichie. While the family's ancestral hometown is Abba in Anambra State, Chimamanda grew up in Nsukka, in the house formerly occupied by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe
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Nigerian writer

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Death of a fatherJames Nwoye ADICHIE
June 10, 2020 (aged 42 years) Age: 88

Note: Award winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Ad…

Award winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,shared on her Instagram, an emotional tribute to her late father, Professor James Nwoye Adichie, on Saturday, July 4, 2020, along with a video compilation of some of their memories together.

Sharing the pains of his death, Adichie in her tribute, recalls speaking to him in good health, few days before his death on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. She shared that she loved her father so much that she was never prepared for his passing, so it broke her. “Because I loved my father so much, so fiercely, so tenderly, I always at the back of my mind feared this day. But he was in good health. I thought we had time. I thought it wasn’t yet time. I have come undone. I have screamed, shouted, rolled on the floor, pounded things. I have shut down parts of myself.”

Professor James Nwoye Adichie, Nigeria’s first professor of Statistics, who died at 88 years, was described in Chimamanda’s tribute as “A titled Igbo man deeply committed to his hometown. A Roman Catholic with a humane and luminous faith. A gentle man and a gentleman.”

Captioning her post, Chimamanda wrote, “I am writing about my father in the past tense, and I cannot believe that I am writing about my father in the past tense. My heart is broken.(Thank you to my darling brother @Chuks_Adichie for this video. Daddy’s kindness lives on in you.)”

The late Professor Adichie was a recurring influence in the writer’s career, as she always spoke of how his training helped mold her into who she is now. Our deepest condolences go to the Adichie family as they heal from this loss.

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James Nwoye ADICHIE
19322020
Birth: March 1, 1932Abba, Njikoka L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria
Occupation: Professor of statistics
Death: June 10, 2020
mother
Grace Ifeoma Adichie
herself
Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHIE
1977
Birth: September 15, 1977 45Abba, Njikoka L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian writer
sister
Ijeoma ADICHIE
Family with Ivara Esege
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herself
Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHIE
1977
Birth: September 15, 1977 45Abba, Njikoka L.G.A, Anambra State, Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian writer
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents, Grace Ifeoma and James Nwoye Adichie. While the family's ancestral hometown is Abba in Anambra State, Chimamanda grew up in Nsukka, in the house formerly occupied by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe

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Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer

Biography of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Photo © Karen JacksonChimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born on 15 September 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria, the fifth of six children to Igbo parents, Grace Ifeoma and James Nwoye Adichie. While the family's ancestral hometown is Abba in Anambra State, Chimamanda grew up in Nsukka, in the house formerly occupied by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe. Chimamanda's father, who is now retired, worked at the University of Nigeria, located in Nsukka. He was Nigeria's first professor of statistics, and later became Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University. Her mother was the first female registrar at the same institution.

Chimamanda completed her secondary education at the University's school, receiving several academic prizes. She went on to study medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. During this period, she edited The Compass, a magazine run by the University's Catholic medical students.

At the age of nineteen, Chimamanda left for the United States. She gained a scholarship to study communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia for two years, and she went on to pursue a degree in communication and political science at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she also wrote articles for the university journal, the Campus Lantern. While in Connecticut, she stayed with her sister Ijeoma, who runs a medical practice close to the university.

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda graduated summa cum laude from Eastern in 2001, and then completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

It is during her senior year at Eastern that she started working on her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, which was released in October 2003. The book has received wide critical acclaim: it was shortlisted for the Orange Fiction Prize (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (2005).

Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (also the title of one of her short stories), is set before and during the Biafran War. It was published in August 2006 in the United Kingdom and in September 2006 in the United States. Like Purple Hibiscus, it has also been released in Nigeria.

Chimamanda was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005-2006 academic year, and earned an MA in African Studies from Yale University in 2008; her thesis was entitled 'The Myth of "Culture": Sketching the History of Igbo Women in Precolonial and Colonial Nigeria'. In 2011-2012, she was awarded a fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, which allowed her to finalize her third novel, Americanah. The book was released to great critical acclaim in 2013.

Chimamanda is now married and has a daughter. She divides her time between Nigeria, where she regularly teaches writing workshops, and the United States.

A list of the awards she has won is available here.

 

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