Chiamanada Adichie

Wellesley College's 2015 Commencement Speaker is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addressed the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2015, and their family and friends, at Wellesley’s 137th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.

About Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimananda Ngozi Adichie is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist; a New York Times Notable Book; and a People and Black Issues Book Review Best Book of the Year. She is also author of the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck. Her latest novel is Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction, and was named one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year.

Adichie’s work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Financial Times, and Zoetrope, among other publications. Adichie, the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.