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Chimamanda Adichie to study at Radcliffe


AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie – an award-winning author, has been selected to study for the 2011- 2012 session at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, US. The author of ‘Purple Hibiscus’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is among the 51 people selected from 800 applications received by the Institute where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts.

Adichie: who is also the winner of the Orange Broad band Prize for Fiction in 2007 and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2008, was recently included in the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 Fiction Issue.

Since 2006, she has been organising a creative writing workshop in Nigeria and follows in the footsteps of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists, Geraldine Brooks and Junot Díaz who are past fellows of the Radcliffe Institute programme that is now in its 11th year.

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