I came across a very inspiring speech by Nigerian (Igbo) author by the name of Chimamanda Adichie. We need more role models like her. She is born and raised in Nigeria, attended University in the U S and now splits her time between the two countries. In 2010 was listed among TheNewYorker's "20 Under 40" Fiction Issue. She has been called "the most prominent" of a "Procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African Literature. She's very accomplished for only 35 years of age and truly an inspiration. Check out her speech below, read her short story titled "You In America" here--->http://www.all-story.com/extra/issue38/adichie.html and Learn more about her on her Wiki page here ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimamanda_Ngozi_Adichie. Cheers!