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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born September 15, 1977 in Enugu, Nigeria. She was raised in Nsukka near the University of Nigeria. Her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was a professor of statistics and later became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University. Her mother, Ifeoma Aidichie, became the first female registrar at the University. Adichie is the fifth child in a family of six children. She is of Igbo descent and her ancestral home is in Abba.

Adichie was an A student who often butted heads with her teachers, but despite her reputation, she received several academic awards. Though Adichie enrolled in medical school at the behest of her father, she soon dropped out to pursue her dream...

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