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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel Americanah (Knopf, 2013). Her other awards and honors include a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant, an O. Henry Award, and the David T. K. Wong Prize for Short Fiction from PEN International.


A Private Experience

Summer 2004 | Fiction

Chika climbs in through the store window first and then holds the shutter as the woman climbs in after her. The store looks like it was deserted long before the riots started; the empty rows of wooden shelves are covered in yellow dust, as are the metal paint containers stacked in a corner.