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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Born in the town of Enugu, she grew up in the university town of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria, where the University of Nigeria is situated. While she was growing up, her father was a professor of statistics at the university, and her mother was the university registrar. Adichie studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year... See full bio »

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 2018 On Monday of Last Week (Short) (story)
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun (novel)
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 2018 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2018) ... Herself
 2016 Soy Cámara: Gender and Technology (Video short)
 2015 La grande librairie (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 January 2015 (2015) ... Herself
 2013 Welcome to Nollywood: The Art of Africa (TV Movie)
 2011 A Kind of Paradise (Documentary)
 2009 First Tuesday Book Club (TV Series)
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- Ransom/The Great Gatsby (2009) ... Herself - Guest Panellist
 2007 HARDtalk Extra (TV Series)
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2007) ... Herself
 2007 Richard & Judy (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 March 2007 (2007) ... Herself
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 2012 Africa Straight Up (Documentary short)

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One of my favorite sayings in Ibo translates very loosely to "a woman must have her own". It's the idea of a woman being her full, separate self. See more »

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