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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chibundu Onuzo on The Guardian’s Top 25 African Women List

To mark International Women’s Day, The Guardian’s African Network asked readers to vote for who they thought should be on a list of Top 25 African Women in 2013. Number 8 and 9 on the final list are Nigerian authors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chibundu Onuzo, while South African Pat Featherstone came in at 23.

Grow to LiveHalf of a Yellow Sun ChimamandaChibunduThe Spider King\'s Daughter

The Nigerian writers were voted onto the list, which includes business women, a musician, a president, NGO heads and women in technology and design. These include Graça Machel, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Adichie wrote the Orange Prize-winning Half of a Yellow Sun and Onuzo debuted with The Spider King’s Daughter, which was short-listed for the Dylan Thomas prize. Featherstone is the founder of Soil for Life, an NGO that teaches people how to create healthy soil and grow their own food, which she also explains how to do in her book, Grow to Live.

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