Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Official Homepage

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Profile (The New Yorker)



Day, Elizabeth. "Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie." The Guardian, 15 Apr. 2013

Nixon, Rob. "A Biafran Story." The New York Times, 1 Oct. 2006



Reese, Hope. "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I Became Black in America." Jstor Daily, 29 Aug. 2018

Allardice, Lisa. "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'This Could Be the Beginning of a Revolution'." The Guardian, 28 Apr. 2018

Temple, Emily. "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on How to Write and How to Read." Literary Hub, 15 Sept. 2017



Hillman, Susanne. "The Language of Bodies: Violence and the Refusal of Judgment in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun." Research in African Literatures, vol. 50, no. 1, 2019

Moody, Rick. "Inappropriate Appropriation." Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings on the Writer's Craft, Adsit (ed.), 2019

Ross, Michael L. "Ownership of Language: Diglossia in the Fiction of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie." Research in African Literatures, vol. 50, no. 1, 2019

Babatunde Ogunyemi, Christopher. "Gender (Re)Configuration in Nigerian Literature through Time and Space." Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 34, no. 4, 2018

Li, Stephanie. Pan-African American Literature: Signifyin(g) Immigrants in the Twenty-First Century, 2018

McMann, Mindi. "'You're Black': Transnational Perceptions of Race in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah and Andrea Levy's Small Island." Critique, vol. 59, no. 2, 2018

Rahiminezhad, Vida, and Soheila Arabian. Acculturation, Otherness, and Return in Adichie's 'Americanah': Outside the Homeland, 2018

Tunca, Daria. "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as Chinua Achebe's (Unruly) Literary Daughter: The Past, Present, and Future of 'Adichebean' Criticism." Research in African Literatures, vol. 49, no. 4, 2018

Nwabara, Olaocha Nwadiuto. "Becoming Black and African: Nigerian Diasporic Transformations of Racial and Ethnic Identities in the United States." Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018

Denkyi-Manieson, Gladys Agyeiwaa. "Purple HibiscusHalf of a Yellow Sun and The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Thematic Study." Journal of Pan African Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, 2017

Emenyonu, Ernest N. A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2017

Ngwira, Emmanuel. "Gendering the Transnational: History, Migration, and Material Culture in Zoë Wicomb's The One That Got Away and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck." Social Dynamics, vol. 43, no. 2, 2017

Akpome, Aghogho. "Intertextuality and Influence: Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah (1987) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of A Yellow Sun (2006)." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 5, 2017

Munro, Brenna. "Locating 'Queer' in Contemporary Writing of Love and War in Nigeria." Research in African Literatures, vol. 16, no. 47, 2016

Sandwith, Corinne. "Frailties of the Flesh: Observing the Body in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus." Research in African Literatures, vol. 47, no. 1, 2016

Zulfiqar, Sadia. African Women Writers and the Politics of Gender, 2016

Dyer, Unifier. "Nationalism in Dialogue: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in Conversation with Chinua Achebe's Characters." Chinua Achebe's Legacy: Illuminations from Africa, Ogude (ed.), 2015

Vanzanten, Susan. "The Headstrong Historian: Writing with Things Fall Apart." Research in African Literatures, vol. 46, no. 2, 2015

Dalley, Hamish. The Postcolonial Historical Novel: Realism, Allegory, and the Representation of Contested Pasts, 2014

Ojaruega, Enajite E. "Outgoing and Incoming Africans: Migration and Reverse Migration in Contemporary African Narratives." Matatu, vol. 45, no. 1, 2014

Ryan, Connor. "Regimes of Waste: Aesthetics, Politics, and Waste from Kofi Awoonor and Ayi Kwei Armah  to Chimamanda Adichie and Zeze Gamboa." Research in African Literatures, vol. 44, no. 4, 2013

Jones, Alwin. "The Novel Witness(es): Re-Membering after Trauma in Adichie's GhostsCliff's No Telephone, and Danticat's Farming of Bones." Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticism, Poe and Wattley (eds.), 2012

Anrade, Susan Z. "Adichie's Genealogies: National and Feminine Novels." Research in African Literatures, vol. 42, no. 2, 2011

Dalziell, Tanya. "Coming-of-Age, Coming to Mourning: Purple HibiscusLucy, and Nervous Conditions." Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing, Dogson-Katiyo and Wisker (eds.), 2010

Cooper, Brenda. A New Generation of African Writers: Migration, Material Culture and Language, 2008




Americanah (2013)

Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)


Children's and Young Adults' Books

Purple Hibiscus (2003)


Short Story Collections

The Thing Around Your Neck (2009)


Poetry Collections

Decisions (1998)



For Love of Biafra (1998)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Is There Anything Else I Can Help You with Today?" The Paris Review, 28 Jan. 2019

Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, 2017

We Should All Be Feminists, 2012

"The Headstrong Historian." The New Yorker, 23 Jun. 2008

"Life During Wartime: Sierra Leone, 1997." The New Yorker, 12 Jun. 2006

"Tomorrow is too far." Prospect Magazine, Jan. 2006



Bandele, Biyi (dir.). Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Social Media, Donald Trump and Feminism. YouTube, 4 Feb. 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Ama Ata Aidoo. The Guardian, 26 Dec. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Reading and Lecture in the Babcock Fine Arts Center at Sweet Briar College. YouTube, 2 Nov. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Closing Story at the Keeping the Promise of Public Education Symposium. YouTube, 10 Oct. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: PEN Pinter Prize Acceptance Address. YouTube, 10 Oct. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Keynote Speech at INBOUND 2018. YouTube, 11 Sept. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Keynote Speech at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality. YouTube, 20 Apr. 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists. YouTube, 12 Apr. 2013