Examination of Notable Readers in Nigeria, their Lives and Achievements 1 - ETCSINES

 Examination of Notable Readers in Nigeria, their Life, and Achievements - ETCSINES


Today, I will be taking you through the life and achievements of notable readers in Nigeria. We have a lot of individuals who through corrective medium read to obtain, sustain and maintain knowledge. Each one of the personality mentioned below has contributed immensely to influencing Nigerians in various ways through the knowledge they obtained by being able to maintain and sustain adequately things they have learned in school. 
Philip Emeagwali was born in 1954 in Akure and is an Igbo Nigerian-born engineer and computer scientist/geologist who was one of two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, a prize from the IEEE, for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer to help analyze petroleum fields.

He dropped out of school in 1967 because of the Nigerian-Biafran war but that didn't stop him from pursuing success. He was conscripted into the Biafran army at age fourteen. After the war, he completed a high-school equivalency through self-study and came to the United States to study under a scholarship after taking a correspondence course at the University of London. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oregon State University in 1977. He was also working as a civil engineer at the Bureau of Land Reclamation in Wyoming during this period.

 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born September 15, 1977, and is a writer whose first two novels won literary awards.  At the age of 19, Adichie left Nigeria and moved to the United States for college. After studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia, she transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University. She continued studying communications and political science. She received a university degree from Eastern, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001.

In 2003, she completed a master’s degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts in African studies at Yale University. Chimamanda is a 2008 MacArthur Fellow. Adichie had her first novel published in 2003. It received excellent reviews and won a literary award for first books. Her second novel won the 2007 Orange Prize for fiction.

In 2008, Adichie was a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she participated in Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was published in 2003 and won the 2005 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, named after the flag of the short-lived Biafran nation, is set before and during the Biafran War. It was published by Fourth Estate in the UK and by Knopf/Anchor in 2006. It was awarded the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Her third book, a collection of short stories titled The Thing Around Your Neck, was published in April 2009 by Fourth Estate in the UK and Knopf in the US. Had it been a majority of the individuals in Nigeria, would have gotten tired at the Bsc level rather than going beyond pursuing success. 
We also have many more of them and if I was to continue we may not finish the facts yet.  Oluwole Akinyinka, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and many more. 


Written by: Pamilerin Erinolorunda (Waye_Pam)

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