Sunday, 6 October 2019
CHIMAMANDA LCOMES IN 4TH ON AFRICA'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL LIST
Multi award winning Nigerian author, Chimanda Ngozi Adichie has been named as the fourth in Africa's most Influential people in 'Africa's Report'
She is the only female in the list,and has paved a way for herself in the literary world.
The author of 'Purple Hibiscus' and 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' , Amanda has continued her stratospheric ascent and is often seen behind a mic as in print these days – engaging audiences about racism, sexism and the human condition.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including in 2008, a Macarthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Macarthur Genius Award. She also received fellowships at Princeton University and the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University.
Her books have been translated into over 30 languages and are used in school curriculums around the world, including Nigeria. She has won numerous prizes, including the Commonwealth Prize for her first novel, “Purple Hibiscus.” Her second novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun” was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction (subsequently renamed the Baileys’ Prize), which is the world’s top award for female writers.
In October 2018, she was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, named in honor of playwright and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter.
With many of these awards, including the Orange Prize, the Macarthur Fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN Pinter Prize, she has the distinction of being the first Nigerian and in fact, the first African, to receive these recognitions.
She has received 14 Honorary Doctorate degrees from leading universities around the world, including from one of her alma mater, Yale University; has spoken at some of the most influential global institutions such as the United Nations General Assembly, and is known for her courageous speaking out against injustice. Adichie’s influence transcends writing, with the New York Times calling her, “the rare novelist to become a public intellectual."
Her unique dressing style has also earned her spots on top global fashion magazines and style publications.
She has always been a strong contender of the buy Nigerian and promote Nigerian products.
Culled from The Sun.