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11/01/2019

The Nigerian storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become a famous writer worldwide. She has received numerous awards and distinctions, most recently the 2018 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. Her book, “We Should All Be Feminists,” has been translated into 32 languages. In Sweden, every 16-year old child received a copy of the book in which Adichie emphasizes the need for inclusion and understanding while highlighting the value of gender equality. In her “Feminist Manifesto,” Adichie offers 15 suggestions on how to raise daughters to become empowered and independent women. Beyond feminism, Adichie writes about African history, politics and many other cultural and societal issues. Adichie’s debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, tells a story about the different meanings of freedom in the context of a military coup in Nigeria. Her book Americanah, in which she tackles many aspects of race and identity, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times’ top 10 best books. Raised in Nigeria, Adichie divides her time between Nigeria and the United States. Her writing challenges the way people view Africa and the world.

www.chimamanda.com