Check out these interviews by CNN on World Renowned Nigerian Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her books Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and The Thing Around Your Neck have received numerous awards around the globe. Check out the interviews. Pretty Inspiring.
A little bit about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born September 15, 1977) is an acclaimed Nigerian writer. She comes from Abba in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria. Her family is of Igbo descent.
She was born in the town of Enugu but grew up in the university town of Nsukka in south-eastern 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 also employed there as the university registrar. At the age of 19, she left Nigeria and moved to the United States. After studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Chimamanda transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University to live closer to her sister; who had a medical practice in Coventry (now in Mansfield, Ct), and to continue studying communications and political science. She got her university degree from Eastern, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001. She recently completed a master’s degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is now pursuing an MA in African Studies at Yale University. Chimamanda is a 2008 MacArthur Fellow. She was a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, in 2008, and participated in Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series.