Award-winning Nigerian novelist and writer, Chimamanda Adichie has been listed as one of the most inspiring women of 2014. The author was listed alongside with other African celebrities including Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, Oscar Award-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Kerry Washington among others. The news was confirmed by the Cable News Network (CNN) recently.
CNN described Dr Adadevoh as a great woman who died in 2014 after offering medical assistance to the Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer in Nigeria. It is on record that the doctor’s efforts hindered the spread of the virus in Nigeria, and millions of Nigerians are ever grateful for this singular gesture.
Chimamanda Adichie was born in 1977. She has authored three outstanding books which include Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and most recently Americanah (2013); the last novel has received numerous accolades such as The Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for fiction, and National Book Critics circle Award for fiction. Over the years, Mrs. Adichie has delivered many reputable speeches, and has also received countless awards and distinctions which include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and Orange Broadband Prize for fiction. Her literary work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages
Her stories are always well told; introspective, incisive, engaging, warm, cultured and vivid. She is a beacon of light and hope to many people especially women, and above all she is a feminist. She shuttles between the United States and Nigeria. This recognition by the high-profile media firm like CNN is really coming at the right time, and it will surely spur Chimamanda to greater height. She is an inspiration to thousands of her fans.