2. 2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda is probably the most familiar name on that list. No wonder, she is recognized today as one of the most important young authors in English and also for her role in global feminism.
Born in Nigeria, the writer moved to the United States at the age of 19. He released a collection of poems in 1997, but his first novel, Hibisco Roxo, was published in 2003. A few years later, in 2006, he released Meio Yellow Sun, set in the war of Biafra. The worldwide break came with Americanah in 2013.
"Chimamanda is pop and is always asking several questions to think about the diaspora, to think about the place of this woman in transit, who is born in Africa but is going to study in the United States", says Natasha Magno.
Her activism has also been turned into a book, with the speech edition at TED Talks, "Let Us All Be Feminists", and "To Educate Feminist Children", an extensive letter to a friend who has just become the mother of a girl. Chimamanda is a must-read.
Half Yellow Sun (2017), Company of Letters