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Chimamanda Fast Becomes One of the ‘Most Talked about Writers’ in the US

 The interview for the feature in the upcoming summer edition of Ms. magazine titled, “A Nigerian-born Writer is Becoming One of the Most Talked about Writers in the US”, has been conducted by Janell Hobson, an associate professor of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York, on Nigeria’s literary icon Chimamanda Adichie.

Hobson also wrote last year’s Ms. magazine cover on Beyonce who on her new album in December, sampled Chimamanda's TED Talk on feminism on the song "Flawless".

Ms. is an iconic American feminist magazine co-founded in the 1970s by Gloria Steinem, a legendary feminist.

Chimamanda, earlier this year won the US National Books Critic Circle (NBCC) Award for her latest novel, “Americanah”. The NBCC Award is widely considered to be the most prestigious literary award in the US as it is awarded by professional literary critics and reviewers.

She has the distinction of being the first Nigerian (and first African) to win this award, as with the Orange Prize that she won for her second novel, “Half of A Yellow Sun”.

“Americanah” was also named by the New York Times as one of the Top Ten books of the Year and has garnered numerous other awards and recognitions in the US and around the world.

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