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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Chimamanda Adichie's book is No.1 in BBC's Top 10 Books of 2013


In their LIST of Best of 2013: The top 10 books, BBC Culture placed Chimamanda Adichie's book, Americanah at No.1 beating best sellers like Mary Coin by Marisa Silver, The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber,  This woman is such an inspiration.

165 comments:

JDY said...

We're proud of her

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nana said...

Great work,beautiful story line,sure deserves d no.1 spot

Ann Marie said...

This woman is making us proud but where can one possibly get the book to buy?

Didi 3000 said...

Woooooowwwwww. Keep flying girl. Congrats
U inspire us all in so many ways. Well done Chimamanda.

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

OOps thanks to Queen Bey that brought her out from the shade!
Now she is been celebrated.

faith john said...

D best is always d best

Anonymous said...

Indeed she's good

Chinma said...

I love Chimamanda die! Good jobs. Baby keep up the good work.

jokemzy oku said...

Nice one more grace **kudos**

merit micheal said...

Wow! Nice one.hping to get the book soon.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to her!!! She's indeed a wonderful inspiration

tosanbami ogbe said...

I need a site where I can download book in pdf files to my phone! Pls who can help?

flymoke said...

She's truly an inspiration, another restoration to Nigeria's dwindling glory. God bless her.

Goldberry Blaq said...

Tnk God 4 dat at least a little gud news 1nc in a while will do

oluwatoyin Iyanda said...

Whao.dats gr8..Nigerians r representing

merit micheal said...

Ngozi chukwuka,proudly nwada igbo

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

Congrats 2 her

BLISS said...

Go gal. Keep repping us well. Am inspired. Linda gm. #watching in 3D LED#

Jenyking Ekemezie said...

whot is the write up all about!!

Anonymous said...

Woooow...igbo women going places :) #thatigbogal

Anonymous said...

Dats my Literary Icon, am happy studying her works esp Half of a Yellow Sun. She is a great writer. She is Achebe of our Time.

ONYX GODWIN said...

a Hollywood movie,a song wit bey,nw dis !!!she was born 2b great !!jst like meee !!!

Eugenia Ekeji said...

I want to be like her when i grow up.

janelicious said...

A real inspiration. Carry on miss chimamanda.

ginagat said...

That's so good....we will get dia.

Chicadimples said...

She is indeed an inspiration! God bless and keep her for us.

kelly lucs said...

She is really slaying,she gained more fame and recognition since beyonce featured her on her new album

EBI said...

Despite the reviews she just keeps making it. I love u endlessly. Such an inspiration.

king duby said...

I noticed that people now have their real names and picture attached to their comments,no too much anonymous anymore,why? Can somebody answer me please!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful story line, read a lil online, would get 2 d stores 2 pick up mine. BBB

Anonymous said...

Another product of my school. Great lioness keep roaring.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

wow! what a great feat.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

joel praiz said...

Eyah! Arise africa and hail diz indigenous diva... She makes her dubut in an inspiring way nt by stripping on social medias... i lov diz woman so much... Shez got dat fin. Datz got me tripping

Joey ADN said...

Whatever....been there...done it before! ....Toodles

Joey ADN said...

Bye Suckers!

whitney arsenal said...

I am happy for her.

Fammie said...

She get featured on Beyonce's album and her book is No.1 in BBC's Top 10, wonderful year I would say...

Charles Ohaka said...

What do u expect,her dad a professor of statistics UNN,her mum the first female registra at the same university..

Anonymous said...

Wow to be originnale is always de best, a big insipiration for de young. Big shouts hurray! To the Champion

seun tola said...

wow, this Lady try oooo...Who says blacks are minors??...

Another Scooby snacks for our underrated nation.

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda is always my model
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Anonymous said...

She's just amazing!! A very talented writer

Anonymous said...

COnGrAt 2 Her...DaJaX

Emmanuel Ayere said...

Inspiration to the youth..kudos

Anonymous said...

ooohhhhh.....chimaaaa,yes she is truly a strong inspiration. may you live long, keep inspiring our young women. God Bless

Andra said...

Chaiiii bigups urself gurrrrl, e no easy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she is an inspiration.

Jane said...

Omg.! I am so proud of her. Congrats ma. More strength to ur elbow. U made us so proud. Kisses

Dark Codr said...

Not to burst your bubble ma'am but the list is sorted alphabetically.

Anonymous said...

Good job 2 female nigerian authors! Also came across "runs girls" by Chinelo okparanta, an American based author n was soo impressed.

I'm BABYCAKES$$$ said...

Kudos to Chimamanda Adichie!! U've made us soo proud, more grease to ur elbow...

victor vicsly vicsly said...

That's gudnews,our own is best
#WorldfamousVictor

Igor said...

In Chimamanda,Chinua Achebe has found a worthy succesor.Keep doing Nigeria and the Igbo nation proud.

Atuma Dubem said...

So proud of this astute icon.
@Mr_Atuminho

lekan said...

This is something to learn from.It will encourage Nigerian writers

Lexo22 said...

I knew it. That book na die i tell u. I have never read any novel that held my attention as Americanah. That book is awesome . If u re yet to read, don't hesitate.

Lexo22 said...

I knew it. That book na die i tell u. I have never read any novel that held my attention as Americanah. That book is awesome . If u re yet to read, don't hesitate.

Noblism said...

Amazin writter anytime any day. It'd be good to see if she's finally left Chinua's shadow..can't wait to read da book tho.

Anonymous said...

Go girl...u always make me proud...u ar the best..post my comment

Beautiful say so

molebaba said...

Kudoz!!! Positive news about Naija for 1's

Jacob D Cleopas said...

wow! Dat was great. Think I will get a copy now. A friend told me abt dat book. Its about time I get a copy.

Chinonye Sarah said...

Proudly Nigerian! Big ups to Ng

whitneydeev. said...

i swear!she is...i just love the woman

Apoti Eri said...

Yeah!proud to be a nigerian!I celebrate dis woman!true ispiration.. my own wud soon cme!

Eyram said...

It is a wonderful thing to see writers from this end rub shoulders with those from the other end. If this book were to be written up there, it sure should be number one. One gets better with writing as one practices. It is a wonderful thing that many young people are taking to blogging.

If only they would keep at it, and do it right, the future is promising. This is one of the reasons WorkWithEyram.com was established.

Ajanaku oluwakemi said...

Really? Congrats to her.

mercie Erhunmwun said...

Go girl...At last something positive Nigerians are poud of you

Anonymous said...

It is sad that a post about books receives not as many comments as a post to give 100k. What is happening to our country?

jessica morphy said...

So love dis lady,Lord in 2 ur hands.she is such an inspiration n an icon.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!......She's like the best thing that went out of Nigeria.......I'm really inspired. She deserves a National Honour walahi. This Woman gives me Hope............
~SHACKLES~

Mary Eluwa said...

May God keep giving her more inspiration.Thumbs up girl.

Anonymous said...

Hard work brings success,nt luck,chimamanda u go gurl.,wuld follow ur steps most def,later dem go say na illuminati,dere papa.lindodao gud mrnin,lols

adedamola said...

She deserves it chimamanda is gifted

Kenny Abebi said...

I love her so much!keeping going higher

Awele said...

Mmmmm, very commendable!!!!!

Aymii said...

Contemporarily very cool.......Thumbs up to chimamanda, shes made Africa proud!
Never theless still a fan of "Timeless Authors" eg..... James clavell, ..James mitchener, ...Anne rice, thomas harris,

Anonymous said...

Go Chimamanda!!! Ur jst a star...beauty n brains...am happy ur Nigerian!!put us in d limelight gurrlll Iphie

Anonymous said...

Congrats to her

Anonymous said...

Nice 1 gal.... #thumpup# just luv dis woman...

~ALATISHE say so~

Anonymous said...

The book is awesome,funny ,realistic..
.and deserves a best seller...
In short all of her books do.I just love the IBO feel

Anonymous said...

So so proud of her!Infact it was as if she was talkin about u in her novel “americanah“ aunty Lily.

BONKY GEE said...

G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ for her!!!!

Anonymous said...

U go girl

morientes bassey said...

Beyonce tins

Order for your party Cakes (Abuja). said...

That's so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

yeah she is . so proud of her. Igbo sisters representing.....

Anonymous said...

Ifemelu and the Zed. true love, I must say.

Anonymous said...

Chimamanda is a Gem

Anonymous said...

The only Nigerian novel known to me that surpasses expectations....read and be overwhelmed

Olaleye Adisa said...

Good news. Congratulations to a wonderful friend. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

sabrina agu said...

Nice..!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cheers to Chimamanda. She deserves it. Linda, go and read that book. If you had read it, you would have understood where Ebuka was coming from when he made that statement. IAI

Cocoz said...

Nigeria is rising back to her former glory.Kudoz to Chimamnda

JAZZ CHUDDY said...

Wooooow! Super cooooool.

Anonymous said...

If you read that book ...i swear you will fall inlove with chimamanda....she is a brillant storyteller.

chukwuemeka oguejiofor said...

Wow, that woman is something else... Always stunning!

donnyperry said...

Legendary Chimamanda Adichie...Big ups to you.

Anonymous said...

dis woman na NIGERIAN.?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to my twin sister in my mind..... Heheheheheh..... Luv u.. Fifi

JERI NAPILEODEON said...

A dream come true for her

Anonymous said...

Lets be truthful. The book is not as good as her other novel. It did not sell as expected so the hype by her publishers to gain enough interest for sales to happen. Linda, you know I speak the truth because I also know they contacted you to help hype it. All the hype and the marketing genius of her publishers got the book on the best list. It will help drive up sales that didn't happen before now. If her other books which made more sense didn't make bbcs best as at then ,why this that really doesn't cut it? Sales need to go up. All the same, she is good but, not this particular work.

Anonymous said...

Weldone gurl! *cagey*

Teemah Salau said...

Ave nt read d novel buh congrats to her

Chuks said...

So so Proud of Her, weldone Sis, keep represnting Us.

olusola gbenga said...

She is a role model

Anonymous said...

Congrats gurl...well deserved!

Naynah said...

Making History!!!!!!

SANTA CLAUS said...

Am so inspired! Wow!

Fuck your opinion said...

Google is ur friend. Must u say shit?

bella said...

Gbam! someone who is speaking the truth. All the people hyping her have not read her book cos if they have, they will know the book falls short of expectation. Good marketing takes you every where. Hope her next book lives up to xpectation.

Anonymous said...

Now, I don't know who's my best writer between Grisham and Adichie! In the words of Achebe, ' Adichie came, almost made'.

jeneviv Emma said...

Nyc job well done....proud of her,Nigerians ar goin places..

joseph ikye junior said...

really havent read any of her books,but sure i ve read alot about her..Goodnews and daz great..#make she no go bleach o turn americanah..lol kiddin o

Emeka Nsofor said...

Nice one but not deserving of top ten best books. Half of a yellow sun maybe, Americana, definitely not! I have read it .

esan abiodun said...

Thank God it's not news about Nigeria being fraud and kidnapping centre of d World

chemmywalata walata said...

nne as your name implies "your GOD can neva fail" chimamanda so he is working in ur life congrats ma

Anonymous said...

Where can i buy the book?

Anonymous said...

Hope you know he said that because he was related to her.Would he have said that about some other writer? No!

Anonymous said...

Simple Logic!! She unexpectedly apprears on a track with Beyonce, who wouldn't want to buy book.

-Person pikin(sue me if ur papa get d moni)

Dave said...

Her name is what people are hailing. The novel is Crap! Save your money o. I read a few chapters and the book is packing dust somewhere. Heer name is selling the book not the book selling itself. She needs to sit up and stop listening to sycophants like you before a new writer takes over. My one cent.

Bold Kid said...

Making d 'women' folks proud...dis woman is jez an inspiration!

bonita bislam said...

Am so proud of her.I wish I can com bk 2dis wrld d 2nd tym,wud luv 2b lik her

rekiyat said...

Yes, proud of her and her earlier works not Americana. Where did her flawless writing skill go to ?Its almost like she's letting her editors dictate to her on a change of her writing skills. The story was stale and devoid of imagination.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, save your money. All na wash. Come carry my own...

mike Oshios said...

Naija exploding lik bombs all over d world... Am proud of her.

deroj007 said...

IT DOESNT GET ANY BETTER FOR THIS LOVELY LADY...NICE CONCEPT, BEAUTIFUL AND RICH STORY LINE...GOT ALL THIS FROM THE PREVIEW...SHE IS AN INSPIRATION TO THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

Anonymous said...

For ya mind...

-person pikin(sue me if ur papa get d moni)

Lepa shandy said...

Dumb ass bitch! But when it comes to dating,u know all the sites without asking for help.
Go to www.dumbassbitches.com
Thank me later!

Anonymous said...

She is a true Nigerian intellect.she is a rare gem. I love this chic.

Anonymous said...

Simple Logic!! She unexpectedly apprears on a track with Beyonce, who wouldn't want to buy book.

-Person pikin(sue me if ur papa get d moni)

Anonymous said...

dts who we r...keep makin us proud..God bless u

Anonymous said...

couldn't resist the temptation of posting a comment...I love chimamanda"s works absolutely...She is a breath of fresh air.....Can't wait for her next book. Meanwhile....Congrats to her.

Charmie said...

So Young yet so full of Inspiration!!!Americanah lovely book! Wld also lik 2 read "Half of a yellow sun"and see hw it is!we ar proud of u!!!!@least let's be known for smetin good cum year 2014...

ADERONKE AROGUNDADE said...

Wow, I must read this book.

Anonymous said...

#linda 100,000 naira giveaway
u sef follow dey put name and pisure. ..ahhh money sweet oh!!!

hilary obiorah said...

God's work in progress! I love Chimamanda! Her literary works are inspiring.

Anonymous said...

U mean UNN?

Anonymous said...

One day ur book will be translated to more than 50 world languages as chinua achebe's. Just pray some tribalistic bigots don't try to bring you down as they always see when they see pple of ur tribe excelling. They tried to do that to emeagwali,they also tried same to chinua achebe etc. Wish u best of luck babyluv

Anonymous said...

Are u stupid?

Anonymous said...

A love story

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Congrats gurl... Really proud of u!

Anonymous said...

Illuminati things! Remember Boyonce is involved

Anonymous said...

Jane na Mrs oooo, she s married

Anonymous said...

Jane na Mrs oooo, she s married

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I just ordered 'Half of A Yellow Sun' and can't wait to read it.

Chinwer Chukwu said...

My dear I thank God fot lifting you up. May you always walk beside Him to stay lifted up.

Chinwer Chukwu said...

My dear I thank God fot lifting you up. May you always walk beside Him to stay lifted up.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Congratulations to her, that's a positive to 9ja


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Anonymous said...

Chiamanda is my role model,wish I can be like her,God bless Amanda

Anonymous said...

I love her books, her books are unbelievable...

First time i knew about her was during an Interview on CNN and she was insulting the "whites" and they all clapped.

She is a gem!

Eze Ezenwa said...

The ibos are just too talented from Linda ikeji to chimamanda to kelechi iheanacho.

A Young Black Woman said...

Asin!!!! I couldn't drop the book till I finished. Half of a yellow sun is another beautiful book. Thumbs up Chimamanda, keep making us proud :)

Anonymous said...

Cool!

Mekus

Anonymous said...

Jenyking, one thing is clear - u don't read.that, however, wldnt v been so obvious if u had just kept quiet...

bammy Q said...

She is a Nigerian making Africans proud, more power to your elbow.

Anonymous said...

Jenyking, one thing is clear - u don't read. That, however, would not have been so obvious if you had kept quiet...

IBK said...

She has made Nigeria proud.May God bless her.THis is what we fellow Nigerians should be doing;making our nation proud.God bless y'all.

Anonymous said...

Hw cud u say dat? U dnt know her so go read abt her. Google is ur friend. If she was in a shade, ur queen bee wudnt see her.

Obi Okpala said...

I ve read all her books. Chimamanda is an awesome storyteller. Once you pick her books its always difficult to drop it. Americanah inspired my wife to start going all natural, which I love. Congrats Miss Adichie

Anonymous said...

Proud of her. Even if it's not her best work. Politely told her that when I met her while getting my book signed. Grab a copy of "half of a yellow sun". Now that's a GREAT read.

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Ms "eye saw",you're not intelligent.

free said...

@ rekiyat
So true, I couldn't believe she wrote the book. Was more of what you would expect a white man to write so I am not surprised they love it. It still remains the most depressing book I have read in a while. I have all her books and her next novel will help me decide if I will remain a fan or not. Currently sitting on the fence.

free said...

Really??? Different stroke for different folks. Was scattered and depressing.

free said...

Hahahahahahaha people like identifying with success. She left UNN in her 2nd year for Yankee.

Anonymous said...

A film adaptation has bn made from one of her books(half of a yellow sun) starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. She's been making waves since purple hibiscus.

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