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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by lalasticlala(m): 8:36am On Sep 15, 2017
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Born 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature".

Adichie published a collection of poems in 1997 (Decisions) and a play (For Love of Biafra) in 1998. She was shortlisted in 2002 for the Caine Prize for her short story "You in America", and her story "That Harmattan Morning" was selected as a joint winner of the 2002 BBC World Service Short Story Awards. In 2003, she won the O. Henry Award for "The American Embassy", and the David T. Wong International Short Story Prize 2002/2003 (PEN Center Award). Her stories were also published in Zoetrope: All-Story, and Topic Magazine.

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim; it was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (2005).

Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), named after the flag of the shortlived nation of Biafra, is set before and during the Nigerian Civil War. It received the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a film of the same title directed by Biyi Bandele, starring BAFTA award-winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and BAFTA winner Thandie Newton, and was released in 2014.

Adichie's third book, The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), is a collection of 12 stories that explore the relationships between men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.

In 2010 she was listed among the authors of The New Yorker′s "20 Under 40" Fiction Issue. Adichie's story "Ceiling", was included in the 2011 edition of The Best American Short Stories.

Her third novel, Americanah (2013), an exploration of a young Nigerian encountering race in America, was selected by The New York Times as one of "The 10 Best Books of 2013".

In April 2014, she was named as one of 39 writers aged under 40 in the Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club project Africa39, celebrating Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014.

In 2015, she was co-curator of the PEN World Voices Festival.

In a 2014 interview, Adichie said on feminism and writing, "I think of myself as a storyteller, but I would not mind at all if someone were to think of me as a feminist writer... I'm very feminist in the way I look at the world, and that world view must somehow be part of my work."

In March 2017, Americanah was picked as the winner for the "One Book, One New York" program, part of a community reading initiative encouraging all city residents to read the same book.

In April 2017, it was announced that Adichie had been elected into the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honours for intellectuals in the United States, as one of 228 new members to be inducted on 7 October 2017.

Her most recent book was published in March 2017 titled Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimamanda_Ngozi_Adichie

Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BY35OsMlG57/?hl=en


Throwback photo with her brother

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by doughziay: 8:38am On Sep 15, 2017
chimamanda (my God can never fail)

I don't know why I love that name

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by makydebbie(f): 8:40am On Sep 15, 2017
She's an amazing writer! Happy birthday ma. Wishing you long life and prosperity.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Tittusstar22(m): 8:40am On Sep 15, 2017
nice mama

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by decatalyst(m): 8:41am On Sep 15, 2017
The pride of Africa.



She is writing history already.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by DanielsParker(m): 8:43am On Sep 15, 2017
Happy birthday to a great writer.

pride of Africa, shine on!

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by chizzy161(f): 8:44am On Sep 15, 2017
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Pavore9: 8:44am On Sep 15, 2017
Beautiful.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by jobbers: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Nobody: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
Congratulations beautiful woman

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Nobody: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
HBD Ma'.

Achile1515:
Hbd lesbo Amanda.
Does being a feminist make her a lesbo?. BTW, she's married na.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by miarhpe: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
Never has any lady divided opinion so viciously in the literary world.

Her representation of feminism negates everything African and our founding beliefs.

I celebrate her achievements and global appeal (just as I celebrate every ambitious woman out there ), but please do not join the Caucasians in shredding the culture that made you.

#the storm is brewing
#POTUS vs Pyongyang

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Oysdam(m): 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
A Queen

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Kpoint5: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
cool

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Achile1515: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
Hbd lesbo Amanda.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Pain: 8:45am On Sep 15, 2017
Sometimes I just have a hard on for no reason undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by OBIGS(m): 8:46am On Sep 15, 2017
The obvious lack of equity in the land, which is attributed to BIAFRA, has pushed the Easterners youths to dig deeper in their research on the war"

Title: UNFOLD
Medium: oil on mixed media
Size: 18 by 22
Year:2017
Halaancestoral

#toparts #arts #paintings

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Ajusshi: 8:47am On Sep 15, 2017
Oysdam:
A Queen

A Slay Queen you mean? tongue
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by masada: 8:47am On Sep 15, 2017
beauty with brains

hbd to her

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by agabaI23(m): 8:49am On Sep 15, 2017
Happy birthday!!
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by JJBROS(m): 8:49am On Sep 15, 2017
SHE IS A GOOD NOVELIST


HBD CHIMA

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Funmicoconuts(f): 8:51am On Sep 15, 2017
Beauty and brains

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by nairavsdollars(f): 8:51am On Sep 15, 2017
See her and Nnamdi Kanu as children

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by helphelp: 8:53am On Sep 15, 2017
Cool
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by NNAMDIII(m): 8:53am On Sep 15, 2017
My daughter will be like you one day

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by ShitHead(m): 8:54am On Sep 15, 2017
She's our hero; not that BASTARD called Nnamdi Kanu. I think, we should all be feminist.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Johnpaul2k2(m): 8:54am On Sep 15, 2017
angry
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by adeblow(m): 8:55am On Sep 15, 2017
Wow, those her old pics, I think that should be jaja her brother that she talked about in purple hibiscus
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by martineverest(m): 8:55am On Sep 15, 2017
No difference at all
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by cuedish: 8:55am On Sep 15, 2017
..happy birthday to her .
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrates Her 40th Birthday Today: Throwback, Now Pics by Oklahomaprof: 8:55am On Sep 15, 2017
hbd my lady.

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