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Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Adichie’s book, has earned her yet another award. This time around, the book fetched her the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’. This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the prize founder cum director, Kate Mosse
In 2007, the novel which is about Nigeria during the Biafran war, won the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The book recalls the end of colonialism, class, race and female empowerment and how love can complicate things.
Said Mosse: ‘’I am thrilled that Half of a Yellow Sun has won the silver Winner of Winners. Our aim has always been to promote and celebrate the classics of tomorrow today and to build a library of exceptional and outstanding international fiction written by women.
‘’The ‘Reading Women’ campaign has been the perfect way to introduce a new generation of readers to the brilliance of all of our twenty-five winners and to honour the phenomenal quality and range of women’s writing from all over the world”.
Others in the category Adichie won included Zadie Smith, the late Andrea Levy, Lionel Shriver, Rose Tremainand and Maggie O’Farrell.
Said Adichie: “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”.