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Chimamanda Adichie: Powerful words

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  • 31-year-old novelist grew up in Nigeria and studied in U.S.
  • First novel was shortlisted for Orange Fiction prize; has won other literary awards
  • Latest work is collection of short stories about the Nigerian immigrant experience
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(CNN) -- One of Africa's brightest young writers, 31-year-old Chimamanda Adichie has already been recognised for her talent; her debut novel was shortlisted for the Orange Fiction Prize in 2004. The Nigerian novelist talks to CNN about her craft, her country and identity.

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