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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe, Yaa Gyasi named in BBC’s List of “100 Novels That Shaped Our World”



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe, Yaa Gyasi named in BBC List of "100 Novels That Shaped Our World" | BellaNaija

PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 01: Chimamanda Adichie attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 01, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Dior)

Our faves keep winning, their influence and power apparent, and what else can we do but stan?

In a list by the BBC on 100 novels that have shaped our world, novels by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Ghanaian writer Yaa Gyasi were named among classics like Chinua Achebe‘s “Things Fall Apart” and Toni Morrison‘s “Beloved.”

Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” and Gyasi’s “Homegoing” were named under the “Identity” section, with Ben Okri‘s “Astonishing the Gods” also on the list, under the “Life, Death & other Worlds” section.

Books by James Baldwin, Zadie SmithErnest Hemingway, and Arundhati Roy also make the list, as well as crowd favourites like “The Twilight Saga” by Stephanie Meyer and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

Check out the full list on BBC.

1 Comment

  1. Indigo

    November 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    What you say, what you write, is Globally relevant. Chimamanda, we applaud you, again and again!

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