Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
is known for her nonfiction focusing on feminism, and her novels featuring diverse characters and a strong sense of place. Through her novels set chiefly in Nigeria and the United States, readers experience culture through story. Adichie does not shy away from the tough subjects. Her works are haunting, moving, and politically pointed, cutting right to the heart of the issues of the day. However, she beautifully balances dark with light through generous dashes of hope, compassion, and joy, all wrapped up in lush language. Ultimately, readers find that Adichie's stories stay with them long after they've turned the final page.