Country: Nigeria

Why we love her: Her books are daring, the plots compelling and the characters, humorous, witty and rounded.  Half Of A Yellow Sun is a pathway back to the weighty memories of the Biafran War. Americanah tackles complex issues about blackness, trans-continental love and the diaspora. She’s a vocal feminist and is changing the conversation about what Africans can or cannot write about successfully. Chimamanda encourages us to dispel the myth of the single story and truly write what we like! Is  it too early to call her an icon?

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Chimamanda’s Choice Words: 

“This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered significance and became miracles.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieHalf of a Yellow Sun

“Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You’re caged in. Your hair rules you. You didn’t go running with Curt today because you don’t want to sweat out this straightness. You’re always battling to make your hair do what it wasn’t meant to do.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieAmericanah


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