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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Broadband prize for fiction. She has also published numerous short stories, essays and poems. She divides her time between Nigeria and the US, where she is pursuing graduate work in the African Studies program at Yale University