Lagos – Award winning author Chimamanda Adichie has been named as one of the world’s most influential people by TIME Magazine.
Other Nigerians who made the list are former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
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This what TIME Magazine wrote about the writer;
Chimamanda Adichie - Conjurer of character (by Radhika Jones)
It’s the rare novelist who in the space of a year finds her words sampled by Beyoncé, optioned by Lupita Nyong’o and honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. But the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is just that sort of novelist.
A MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, Adichie writes of the complex aftermath of Nigeria’s colonial history and her nation’s rise to prominence in an era when immigration to the West no longer means a one-way ticket. With her viral TEDxEuston talk, “We Should All Be Feminists,” she found her voice as cultural critic. (You can hear it rising midway through Beyoncé’s woman-power anthem “Flawless.”)
She sets her love stories amid civil war (Half of a Yellow Sun) and against a backdrop of racism and migration (Americanah). But her greatest power is as a creator of characters who struggle profoundly to understand their place in the world.
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