Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the Bailey’s Prize best of the best

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There’s yet another gong for our African literary supernova folks. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been selected the best of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, as chosen by the Chairs of judges of the past ten years.

Half of a Yellow Sun, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2007 and as ‘Best of the Best’ of the second decade of winners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive a special-edition Bessie statuette, cast in manganese bronze.

Adichie follows in the footsteps of Andrea Levy who was named winner of ‘Best of the Best’ of the Prize’s first decade for her novel Small Island, which won the Women’s Prize in 2004.


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