Duration: 30 minutes
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Nigeria's most celebrated novelists. The late giant of literature Chinua Achebe described her as "fearless" and said she came, as a writer, "almost fully made". Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), set before and during the Biafran War, was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and her latest book, Americanah (2013), follows the experiences of a Nigerian woman who immigrates to the United States. She talks to Razia Iqbal about combating the single story often told of African countries, how she balances her stories and how moving to America to study made her aware of race and identity.