Winner of the Orange Prize

I’m excited that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the Orange Prize last week for Half of a Yellow Sun. She’s one of my favorite novelist. I was lucky enough to meet her when she came to my store for a reading last year—she’s as lovely a person as she comes across in the media. I love that she’s so opinionated and is not afraid to tell you how she feels about topics:

Would she ever consider writing in anything other than English? The question irks her: “Every time I do an event outside Nigeria, the question invariably arises. I grew up speaking both English and Igbo and learnt both at the same time. But to be an ‘authentic’ African it seems that you must write in an African language.”

Read this interview for more (thanks Callie for the link).

3 thoughts on “Winner of the Orange Prize

  1. Dolen

    You know, I’m going to go buy this book today. I’ve heard so many good things about her. This Sunday, I’m going to hear Helen Oyeyemi read from her new novel. Go Nigerian women!!


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