Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Books, Awards, Net Worth, and Career

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Biography, Age, Husband, Awards, Net Worth, and Career

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian author who has written novels, short tales, and nonfiction. According to the Times Literary Supplement, she is the most prominent of a procession of highly appreciated young Anglophone authors who are influential in exposing a new generation of readers to African literature, particularly in the United States, which is thought to be her second home.

The feminist author Adichie has her name attached to many books, including Purple Hibiscus, published in 2003; The Biafran Half of a Yellow Sun, published in 2006; and Americanah, published in 2013.

We Should All Be Feminists in 2014, and the short story collection, The Thing Around Your Neck in 2009. Moreover, she has her recent books, some of which are Notes on Grief, Sikora, and more.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Biography

NameChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Date of BirthSeptember 15, 1977
Age46 years old
CareerFeminist, Writer, and Novelist
FatherNwoye Adichie
MotherGrace Ifeom
EducationJohns Hopkins University, Yale University.
RelationshipIvara Esege
Net Worth$500,000

Early Life

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was (Born September 15, 1977) the fifth of six children in an Igbo family born in Enugu, Nigeria. Her father, James Nwoye Adichie (1932-2020), was married to her mother, Grace Ifeom (1942-2021).

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However, her father was a Professor of statistics at the University of Nigeria, where she attended school, while her mother was the University’s first female registrar.

Adichie completed her education at the University of Nigeria secondary school, Nsukka, where she studied Medicine and Pharmacy for a year and a half. At the same time, she edited the University’s Catholic Medical Students’ Magazine, The Compass.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Biography, Age, Husband, Awards, Net Worth, and Career

To study communications and political science, Adichie, at age 19, left Nigeria for Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She later transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), where she got a Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in 2001.

She received a Master of Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2003 and a Master of Arts in African Studies from Yale University in 2008.

She holds sixteen honorary doctorate degrees from some of the world’s best Universities, including Yale, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and more. Still, she got her sixteenth at the Catholic University of Louvain.

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During the 2005/2006 academic year, she was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University, a one-year fellowship of financial support.

CAREER

Her Initial and Original inspiration was derived from Chinua Achebe after reading his book Things Fall Apart (1958) at age 10. More inspiration was drawn from other Authors, like Buchi Emecheta, upon whose death Adichie said: Buchi Emecheta.

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Using the name Amanda N. Adichie, she published a collection of poems in 1997 titled Decisions and a play titled For Love of Biafra in 1998.

The Caine Prize for African writing for her short story (You in America, The Harmattan Morning) was awarded as a joint winner of the 2002 BBC World Service Short Story Awards in 2022.

In 2002/2003, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the David T. Wong International Short Story Prize for the PEN Center Award.

Half of a Yellow Sun, her second novel, was adapted into a film directed by Biyi Bandele. BAFTA award-winner, Academy nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and BAFTA winner Thandiwe Newton starred in the film. The film was released in 2014.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Biography, Age, Husband, Awards, Net Worth, and Career

From 2015 to 2020, Adichie took a role as co-curator of the PEN World Voices Festival, wrote and published a new book titled Dear Ijeawele, was elected into the 237th class of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and published Sikora, a stand-alone Short Story about sexism and single motherhood.

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Adichie released a memoir based on her father’s death in May 2021, titled Notes on Grief.

PERSONAL LIFE AND RELATIONSHIP

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Married to Ivara Esege 2009, is a Nigerian doctor. Their union has produced a daughter.

She teaches writing in Workshops, dividing her time between Nigeria and the United States.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

She has sixteen honorary doctorate degrees from some of the world’s best Universities.

Net Worth

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most successful female writers in Nigeria and Africa, with an estimated net worth of $500,000. She earns most of her wealth from her best-seller books and speaking at various events.

People Also Ask for FAQs

How Old is Chimamanda Adichie?

She is currently 46 years old. Born September 15, 1977.

Who is Chimamanda Adichie husband?

Ngozi Adichie Chimamanda, Married to Ivara Esege 2009, is a Nigerian doctor. Their union has produced a daughter.

Does Chimamanda Adichie have a child?

Adichie Chimamanda Ngozi, Married to Ivara Esege 2009, is a Nigerian doctor. Their union has produced a daughter.

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