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Sunday, 10 June 2007

Chimanda Adichie Wins Book Award.

I'm extremely proud to tell y'all that our very own Naija sister, 30 year old writer, Chimanda Adichie was last week named winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. The Abia State born Masters degree holder in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University in the US beat five other contenders for the £30,000 women-only award

Adichie's novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, is her second work and set during the Biafran War of the 1960s.

Half of a Yellow Sun tells the story of people caught up in the unfolding political turmoil in west Africa, whose loyalties are acutely tested when troops advance on the dusty university town they inhabit.

The novel examines ethnic allegiances, moral responsibility, class and race.

The award ceremony took place at the newly-refurbished Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank, and the judging panel included broadcaster Muriel Grey and best-selling writer Marian Keyes.
Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus, was also shortlisted for the award - formerly known as the Orange Prize for Fiction - in 2004.
This is achieveing greatness at such a young age. She is an inspiration. Kudos to Adichie!


IJEOMA said...

congratulations to her.. she is such an inspiration

Unknown said...

Kudos to Adichie....Thanks Linda for posting this info...Everybody go grab ya copy!:)))

Anonymous said...

Ngozi is from Abba in Anambra state!!

ababoypart2 said...

"She is an inspiration" - She surely is!

chidi said...

big UPs to her!!! nigerians are really trying!!

Meadows j. said...

I saw that book at my UNI book shop am buying it to read soon after my dissertation. i love that girl WTG!

!!Estella!! said...

Proud of her!

!!Estella!! said...

I am PROUD of her!

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