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Renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie becomes ‘greatest winner’ of Women’s Prize

by Olaitan Adeshola

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has clinched the ‘Winner of Winners’ award of the UK-based Women’s Prize in a public vote.

Adichie, who first gained the Women’s Prize, previously Orange Prize for her novel, Half Of a Yellow Sun in 2007 at the age of 29, used to be unveiled on Thursday as the “greatest winner” of the literary award, the Prize introduced on Twitter.

The ‘Winner of Winners’ award is a different class of this year’s Women’s Prize to have a good time its twenty fifth anniversary.

The award was once judged with the aid of readers, who had been requested to identify their preferred of all the 25 previous winners in a digital public vote.

The writer snagged the award with over 85,000 votes beforehand of different famend writers like Zadie Smith, Andrea Levy, Lionel Shriver, Ali Smith, Rose Tremain, Maggie O’Farrell, amongst others.

“You voted in your heaps and picked her novel Half of a Yellow Sun from 25 years of unforgettable ‪#WomensPrize‬ prevailing books,” the announcement examine in part.

Adichie’s novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, recounts the story of the Biafran battle via the characters’ lifestyles views on ethnic allegiance, love, woman empowerment, ethical responsibility, class, race amongst others.

In 2007, the chair of judges, Muriel Gray, praised the novel as “astonishing, no longer simply in the skilful issue matter, however in the brilliance of its accessibility”.

The founder of Women’s Prize, Kate Mosse, stated she was once “thrilled” that Adichie had gained the 2007 award which confirmed that “great books stay past their time.”

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