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Chimamanda awarded Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’

Renowned Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie has been awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel – “Half of a Yellow Sun”

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The public chose Chimamanda’s novel over a stellar-line up that include Zadie Smith, the late Andrea Levy, Lionel Shriver, Rose Tremain, Maggie O’Farrell, amongst others.

The one-off prize, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the award, was judged by members of the public, who were asked to name their favourite of the 25 winners, and Chimamanda was picked.

To make the votings effective, thousands of readers embarked on a challenge to read all 25 previous winners of the Prize, joining the Prize’s digital book club to share their thoughts.

Chimamanda, who is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, said she was “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.”


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Thank you to @womensprize and thank you to every single person who read Half Of A Yellow Sun. This feels like a much needed sliver of light in a dark year.? ? #Repost @womensprize ? ???? We are delighted to reveal that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been crowned your ‘Winner of Winners.’? ? You voted in your thousands and picked her novel Half of a Yellow Sun from 25 years of unforgettable ?#WomensPrize? winning books. ? ? Tickets are now on sale for our LIVE Winner of Winners event with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Don’t miss out, link in bio to get yours ?? ? ? @mannyjefferson ? Make up: @adella_makeup? ? #chimamandangoziadichie #halfofayellowsun #americanah #womenwriters #weshouldallbefeminists

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Jennifer Madunagu is a diction/phonetics instructor and also a creative writer. She loves seeing movies and enjoys reading books. To follow Jennifer Madunagu - Twitter: @Jmadunagu



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