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Friday, 14 March 2014

Chimanda Adichie wins US National Book Critics Circle Award

Renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie yesterday March 13th won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for her third novel about race and identity, Americanah.

The prize, which is chosen by 600 book critics and editors from major publications, is among the most prestigious literary recognitions in the world.

The award was presented to her yesterday at a function in Manhattan, USA. Congrats to her. Meanwhile the book was also shortlisted for the Bailey's Women Fiction Prize.

119 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wat sm gay speech cn do tho
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww! Fantastic! Congrats

Alloy Chikezie said...

Congratulobia to her


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Anonymous said...

But Linda, why would you misspell her name na? Take ya time o

jay junior said...

good..daz why she was out against d anti-gay bill..xo she can get some peice of shitty award..all the same..shes Good@what she does.

HollyNolly said...

Well done and congrats!

Jumyk said...

‎​​Ĝ∞∂ foя̩ her, she worths it. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

GOOD FOR YOU GIRL!

Kamtochukwu Anene-Udeh said...

Greater heights....Congratulations to her....May she exceed this oh......


Kamto Haf Tok

Anonymous said...

and una say make she no show off.
Well done girl. Good job!

mark ilechukwu said...

Chimanda is already a legend.

last baby said...

I love this lady. Congratulations my lovely sister

jaybeyblu said...

Whoop whoop! Going places girl # flawless Make these ones dey here they analyse why u no wan answer ur husband name, make dem no go face their lives! Well deserved award, congrats to her!

mark ilechukwu said...

Chimanda is already a legend.

Anonymous said...

naija celebs r so foolish. Bask in d glory while it last. They wil give u money, make u famous, in d end u bow to their god, baphomet. The illuminati is behind dis, its too obvious. Wish her luck, she'll nid it.

Anonymous said...

Whatever! Her nasty and cocky attitude is a huge turn off. It's disappointing when the scales fall off your eyes over one you hitherto admired.

Anonymous said...

Wow am so happy for this lady and her awards. she is making us proud out there. God bless her.

That's why i pray whosoever click here will be bless Don't doubt do it in faith

Amen

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chimamanda welldone ma'am See Psaquares pre Wedding photos

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chimamanda welldone ma'am See Psaquares pre Wedding photos

Anonymous said...

congrats chimamanda, you are one Nigerian I admire. please visit my fashion blog, www.meemjay.com

Chioma Okeke said...

Congratulations my flawless lady. Well deserved!👊

achor rayychael said...

Congratz to her

Yours Truly said...

A big congrats to you, Chimamanda! I think she's a bit cocky (In my opinion), but, I have so much respect for her. I absolutely enjoyed reading Americanah. I also read one of her books 'that thing around her neck' sometime last week, and I was gripped right until the end!

Anonymous said...

congratulations to you Chimamanda....

AnnMarie said...

That's super cool. congrats to her

@edDREAMZ said...

Nice one madam, yu did a great job.... Nigerians should be proud of this miss no doubt....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

@edDREAMZ said...

I love her hair style but a little change wont hurt at all....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Codedtinz Chiboy said...

Wow !! Am so happy for her

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Anonymous said...

Nyc 1 my fellow black is beautiful. I was born with book, as we use to cal u then.. (Godstime).

Anonymous said...

wow! This woman inspires me

LIB SYNDROME said...

You inspire.

Anonymous said...

I hate Chimamanda cos u support evil to gain honour.assumin u support ant gay law u wouldn't hv win dis prize nd u no wot u re doin dats y u wrote against it.to win d love of white pple.nd ur costmetic claim to b married while still answerin miss.dear if u re nt married

Tony Josephat-Nwokolo said...

Congrats, Chimamanda (Our God never fails, u re moving from glory to glory and to fame and fortune,you are gifted, another genius. Naija ladies should lookup to you as a role model and forget about exposing and brandishing their bodies to seduce men. they should forget prostitution and start exploring and deploying their gifts instead of their bodies.

Topebrass said...

Congrates

Anonymous said...

600 book critics???? Keep flying girl..

Igor said...

Congrats dearie,proudly Igbo,proudly Nigerian.

braxton henry said...

Congratulation dear.

bjay world said...

Congratz dear; it givz me grt joy whn Nigerian r notable winners of gud awards

braxton henry said...

Congratulation dear.

Cagey Berry said...

Ok, congrats mrs Ngozi.

Anonymous said...

Ezigbo Ada, thank you for making us proud.

Anonymous said...

Ezigbo Ada, thank you for making us proud.

Anonymous said...

Now she gettin the recognition she so craves. Alas, speaking on behalf of the gay people is paying big time.
Even as we live our lives in d middle of all earthly sins, we shd just never forget d ultimate call. Forget d earthly prestigious awards.

Ahanonu Kingsley said...

That's my 'babe' representing like ever. I mince no words to say that I so envy your mastery of the literary art. To say the least, I am ever enthralled at your express ingenuity in transcripting thoughts into intellectual foods. Congratulations from an avid admirer of your endowed process and wish you keep the light glistening. *Never mind the hating*

Apple said...

Good for her.

Anonymous said...

Congrat sis...keep it up.

chene said...

Oh dear! I love this woman,she is my muse.

Lyndy said...

Now I can understand her defense of homosexuality. They probably promised her this award in exchange for her write-up. Senseless woman

hilary obiorah said...

Chinua of our time! Congrats to her.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to her,though wasn't really surprised at all...She's so much of her in the book.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to her,though wasn't really surprised at all...She's so much of her in the book.

Anonymous said...

i love her books

Jude said...

U go girl...mi. love you.

teecee said...

Congrats Chimamanda, you are indeed making Nigeria proud and the entire black race.

Anonymous said...

Our bright shining light.

Anonymous said...

Is dis nt d same lady who refused to bear her husband's name? Mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeew. She can rot in hell for all i care.......... Dont feel anything for her at all.

Anonymous said...

I used to like her

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed it and understood her point of racism. Didn't want it to end. Lovely book!!! I love her

Anonymous said...

I knew it! Dis her support of Gay will fetch her an award/ awards.Smart girl.Good thinking!

Angel Judith said...

Don't think she would ve won it if she had supported the gay law in Nig. However, congrats on this new feat.

vicky said...

My inspiration!!!a big congrat 2 u, u r really doing us(black women)proud.much love#kisses#

damilola fambegbe said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

she keeps making naija proud thats what we wanna hear not about fraudsters





#milito da great#

Zenki brown said...

Congrat

Anonymous said...

Am sure the'll give you all the awards now. Because they'll use you like a tool to push gay rights in Africa. But remember its not our culture an it ccan never be in nigeria

Anonymous said...

Congrats to her. No wonder she supported homosexuality....supporting gay things brings you fame obviously. Enjoy it while it lasts

Okoro said...

Big Congrats to her!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats gal! Nice work. @SHoK

Anonymous said...

i don't like this lady she takes this feminist thing to a whole other level, her views are biased

Mr melvin said...

Congrat 2 her ,up naija. Mr_melvin-say so

Eyes Only said...

She's one of the few good things that has ever happened to Nigeria. So proud of her.

chemmywalata walata said...

Ok seen next pls

Anonymous said...

This lady is just balling, according ti her she said she's a Miss nit Mrs, honestly I don't know what that means, but I can see her ring on, so moving on.Sandy berry

Amarachukwu. said...

Congrats to her.

Anonymous said...

Y she no go win? Wen she criticise law against homos 4 naija in support of us. I think it's compensation for that particular critique and not for africanah. Just my opinion though!

motunrayo olaide said...

Ok congrats to her

Folake Akinleye said...

Wonderful, examples people that promote us as a country internationally

Shoutozone said...

Dis lady is realy soaring like an eagle o... am so so happy for her achivmnts. @ least we av a positive representative of nigeria

Anonymous said...

her write-up against Nigeria gay law might have pleased these foreign book reviewers and editors.

oj holdingz said...

Noted..!!

Shyla said...

Congrats to her. Still on the nomination list for the Bailey award. At least if you wan write book, write the one that will be widely acclaimed. More grease to her elbow.

oj holdingz said...

Noted..!!!

odev said...

Umu Ada igbo di fantastic

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know, Nigerians will want to claim her. She can hardly be considered Nigerian and doesn't consider herself one, except when asked of the origins of her skin color. So this news really doesn't concern us. Okay? She's like chiwetel. Didn't give a fuckkk or care about Nigeria, doesn't even come from there. Okay??


Smh.

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

henry oguadimma said...

Am so proud of Chim-ama-nda.«

jannygurl said...

Good one. Thanks for making us proud. May God bless more Nigerians wit such talents dat makes one stand out both nationally and internationally. God bless Nigeria

Valentine N Egbuna said...

Congrats dear. U are indeed a role model. Keep repping Nigeria nd de Igbos in particular. More grease to ur elbows. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

Dee Tee said...

Wow!!!. Good news. Congrats Chimanda and thanks for making us proud. #NewsBlist

Anonymous said...

omg!! am soo proud of her. she inspired my blog www.adaoguleru.wordpress.com
we love u girl!!!!!

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Wow!!
Congratulations to her.
I love the way she writes her novels.

kcharvard said...

wow. .
she deserved. it

lucky chukz said...

Wow!! She just keep getting recognized everyday.... So happy for her

james flames said...

I have no iota of respect for this lady anymore especially since she showed several silly inclinations to prove she is properly westernized and to curry the support and patronage of the western world. First Is her support for homosexuals/ lesbians and then the silly issue of not wanting to be referred to as Mrs ( I've seen African women add their fathers names to their surname) but she took it further and refused to be addressed as a Mrs talk less of bearing the silly white mans name (notice he always has a sheepish look) so for all this I say and sincerely so, she should sit on a pile of glowing hot coal all life long

OgeAussie said...

Wow, congrats girl.

Anonymous said...

9ja as realy gotten lots of talented writers

lindodo,do U no of TOMI ADESINA,y nt check on ar,mayb u could start posting ar SERIES here weekly on ur blog,bet U gonna like ar stories too

Nwike said...

Wonderful book! Congrats Chimamanda

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Lovely Igbo chick
God bless Nigeria

Amaka irozuru said...

Congrat

Visages Parfait said...

One of the women doing big things!!! I'm encouraged! Congrats Miss Chimamanda

Lydia said...

Kudos to her and more grease to her elbow.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she won the award cos she's good at what she does. And just maybe the gay bill really is retarded! Ever looked at it that way?

Anonymous said...

Nasty? Cocky? Never got that vibe from her.

Anonymous said...

Confident is what she is, my dear. There's a difference.

Anonymous said...

U try abeg

Anonymous said...

I love this lady. I love the way her secure up bringing is reflected in her confident attitude. Her parents are one of a kind in Nigeria , inequalities in health and socio gradients are what fosters the poor self esteem most Nigerians have. It's so ingrained that most of them don't realise they have a problem. This lady has lived in the US and UK yet her accent is nigerian . She doesn't have the need to adjust her accent like some copycat pointless homophobes because her intelligences has an accent that speaks for its self. And when she speaks, hmm, the World listens. She has a God given talent. Which she has shared with the world. God has blessed us in his image so we have to be creative. Not destructive , that's of satan.

Anonymous said...

So this is why she antagonise the anti-gay bill by Nigerian govt all in the name of awards & accolades..or linda u 4got 2 publish dat as well....chimamanda said "I was horrified by the law" just imagine

Austin Imoru said...

I love this; glad that Nigerians are coming up again in the world of literature. I method of publicity; gay speech, perspective speech, femininity speech, African-ness speech etc might not appeal to most of us, but it is working for her. Congrats girl.

Anonymous said...

Fool! have u care to read the book? She is industrious! Give it to her! She is the best. Who give a damn to what u think.

Anonymous said...

All of you saying that she made a speech in favour of gay rights to win this award are just showing your ignorance. Do you know how many awards she won before she made that speech? Do you know how many years she has been speaking in favour of equal rights for women and gays? Your cynical and backward attitudes would be hilarious if it were not so sad. Here is a nigerian woman, proud of who she is and where she comes from, projecting a positive image of our country in the international sphere, something we desperately need to counter the fraudulent and corrupt impression that the world has of us and all some people can do is accuse her of pandering to the "white" man by expressing her views. And another ignorant poster put her in the same category as Chiwetel saying that she does not live here or acknowledge where she comes from, when she is one of our greatest ambassadors. I really feel for our country if the negative views expressed here are the views of the majority. I don't necessarily agree with everything Chimamanda says or does but that does not take away from the fact that we as Nigerians should take pride in her achievements and hold her up to our youth as someone to emulate in terms of the excellence of her craft.

Charles Arinze said...

Your comment is this most pathetic one here.seriously are u of this era?nah I doubt it.am sure the last book u opened in weeks is newspaper,damn,u are obviously yet to read any of her book.Aside this u haven't ever and will never write even a children story book.There is a lot of growing need here not just u buh indeed all u that believe that the west holds sooo much power over ones destiny.As bitter as it may sound her success is felt there cos the west reads book,do research analyse before concluding.Africans don't read hence their baseless and anoying comments.Liberate urself from mental slavery was echoed in d walls of Bob marley for Africans and indeed your likes.

Anonymous said...

My view:
It was a narrow myopic book based on her own ignorant experiences when she arrived in the USA. It gives your average, curious Americans an insight into black people's minds (they think)..e.g. a handbook they have been searching for all their lives... ha ha

Thus awarded for this unoriginal work..
Everyone best start writing about your experiences in Mushin/Ajegunle and push your own agenda (e.g. natural hair)...
you may just win an award!!

Anonymous said...

With so many women gladly professing themselves ribs, necks, helpers and supporting actresses in marriages, Chimamanda speaks for the ones from another school of thought. She said nothing shocking in voicing her support for gay rights. What's wrong with a little diversity in thought and approach to living life?

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you oohh. You got me rolling on this! I have no respect for that senseless cheap biko. Every negativity concerning Africans will sell n get many accolades from ndi'ocha.. i am waiting to celebrate none other but our very original Linda Ikeja... Your day is coming, CNN, ophara Mail online, N them Media take out.. lin bekee biko sugar am suntin. [SHB]

Nkem said...

I wasn't surprised to see people comment on the " gay and name change issue" and use that to denigrate a hardworking young and enterprising lady that has brought so much
accolades to this country of hypocrites with
so many of us giving the country a bad name
world over with our corrupt and criminal
tendencies in spite of our so called "Christianity and Religiosity". No wonder we are faced with so much xenophobia all over the world because we are always so opinionated and find it difficult to understand divergent views. Chimamanda did not outrightly support gay rights she was
advocating a more humane approach in
tackling a social issue. While I am totally
against gay marriages and support its being
out lawed I don't think it is right to criminalize
gay relationships which could be as a result
of physiological or sociological
maladjustment. We do not have enough
studies yet to conceptualize this issue. If we
believe its criminal then we should be
criminalizing fornication and adultery.What
then should we do with hemaphrodites? Tie
them to the stake and burn them? Or is it
because hemaphrodites have a visible
physical manifestation that we have not
proposed a law against them? What about
co-joined twins etc? These are all
abnormalities of nature. We should be
thinking of how to help not hurt. Secondly if
she decides to keep her maiden name whose
business is it? Has changing name made
Nigerian marriages work? If I could even
borrow from one of the greatest -Shakespeare "what is in a name?" We should
be proud of our people who have written their
names down in the sands of time and stop all
these "pull her down syndrome". If we are
unable to make a difference where we are we
should appreciate those who have. By the
way for those who have compared her with
Chiwetal, Chimamanda was born and bred
here in Naija, grew up in the rusty old town of
Nsukka escaped the bondage (to her) of
being first a doctor then a pharmacist (yes
she got admitted to both schools) but
decided to follow her star to the literary world
where her destiny for greatness lay. She relocated like so many other Nigerians because of this environment that stifles originaluty but comes quite often to Naija (
saw her recently at Terra culture) and
remains humble and down to earth in spite of
her success and what people think. Go on
soun "Ngozi" we who appreciate you are
solidly behind you!

Zainab Tahir said...

Typical, what else after the support for gay rights.

Doris Uchendu said...

What else can I say if not 'Congrats' . But dat doesn't mean dat am still ur fan. I use to be but not again

Doris Uchendu said...

Wat else can I say if not "Congrats". But dat doesn't mean dat am ur fan. I use to be but its over between us.

Amarachukwu. said...

Adadioramma...well done.

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