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Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian-born writer, sits for a photo in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. Adichie is one of the winners of the 2008 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's $500,000 "genius" grants for her "richly imagined novels and storeis inspired by events in her native Nigeria." Photographer: George Osodi/AP/Macarthur Fellows Program via Bloomberg News EDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY ABOUT MACARTHUR GRANT. VIA BLOOMBERG NEWS

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah. Fourth Estate, 400 blz. € 15,99.

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