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Winning! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives Bard College’s Mary McCarthy Award



Chimamanda Adichie at the Mary McCarthy Prize Ceremony

Renowned Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become the first Nigerian to be awarded the Mary McCarthy Prize for her thought-provoking novels and charismatic public presence.

The Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction includes a cash award, publication of a collection of short stories, standard royalty contract and a short novel or novella.

She attended the Mary McCarthy Prize in Bard College as a special guest.

Chimamanda’s first novel Purple Hibiscus published in 2003 won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and has been translated to over 30 languages.

Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) won the Bailey’s Women Prize which is the world’s top prize for female writers.

Her novel Americanah (2013) received the National Book critics Circle Award including many other recognitions like been in the list of the New York Times’ Top Ten Best Books of the Year.

Her most recent book, a Feminist Manisfesto in Fifteen Suggestions or Dear Ijeawele, was published March 2017.

Chimamanda is also a recipient of MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and was recently conferred with honorary degree from Haverford College and Williams College.

To the ceremony, she wore the Nigerian Brand Zohi Taglit leather stripped jumpsuit with wide legged bottoms and flare sleeves to promote her ‘Wear Nigerian’ project.

Phote Credit: Facebook – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  1. karashika

    June 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Is like every day thing now for Aunty Chimamanda! Racking up those prestigious award upandan. So proud of her!


    June 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm


  3. The Real Oma

    June 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Your hair gets me all the time mama.

  4. Honesti

    June 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    You are amazingly brilliant. Keep soaring higher. Love your intelligence. God bless you.

  5. nnenne

    June 16, 2017 at 12:59 am


  6. Gungupeas!

    June 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    You don’t know me…yet u know me….I am a jamaicancuban.afriamerican.orisha ‘ooman who is proud to know you in verse and spoken words. CONGRATULATIONS! HOLLA!!!

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