Chimamanda Adichie Wins Again


Celebrated Nigerian author Chimanada Ngozi Adichie has reason to smile yet again,  as she has won the Women's Prize For Fiction for  her critically acclaimed novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. 

First published in 2006, Half of a Yellow Sun is Adichie's second novel, about the Biafrian war (1967-1970), through the eyes of several characters, notably Olanna, Richard and the houseboy Ugwu. It  won the Orange Prize for  Fiction in 2007 and was adapted into a film in 2013, with Chitwetel Ejifor as Odenigbo, Thandie Newton as Olanna, Anika Noni Rose as her twin sister Kainene, Joseph Mawle as Richard and John Boyega as Ugwu. 

All smiles, Adichie says, 

I'm especially moved to be voted Winner of Winners because this is the prize that first brought a wide readership to my work- and has also introduced me to the work of many talented writers.

We are all proud of you , Ms Adichie. Congratulations and keep the flag flying!!! 


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