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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction



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It has been a great year for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…and it isn’t over yet.

The award winning Nigerian author has been shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. Last month, BN announced that she was nominated for her third novel “Americanah” alongside Donna Tartt for “Goldfinch“. (read it here)

On Monday 7th April 2014, it was announced in London that she made the shortlist comprising of 6 authors.

Formerly known as the Orange Prize, the award honours works by women written in English.

Chimamanda is the only Nigerian and African nominated this year and previously won in 2007 for Half of a Yellow Sun.

The award ceremony will take place in London on June 4th. The winner will be presented with a £30,000/$50,000 cheque as well as a limited edition bronze statue.

Photo Credit: Chimamanda’s Official Facebook Page


  1. liya

    April 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Congrats Chimamanda!

  2. Is

    April 9, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    chimamanda is simply amazing & her writing, lawd! Perfection!

  3. chinwe ibe

    April 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats Chimamanda amazing talant.

  4. belle

    April 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm


  5. belle

    April 10, 2014 at 12:32 am


  6. Cookie

    April 10, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Congrats girl

  7. Stephanie

    April 10, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Congrats to her! Btw BN, seems there may be sumtin wrong wit d avatars and names.

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