Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Half of a Yellow Sun wins the Orange Prize

Nigeria's Adichie lands Orange Prize

I was very excited to see that Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie won the Orange Prize for her amazing novel, Half of A Yellow Sun. I read about half of the books that were nominated. All were good, but this novel is great. In my opinon, she definitely deserves the accolade. Adichie becomes the first African to win the award in its 12-year history.

4 comments:

MyUtopia said...

I am reading East of Eden as well. I hadn't heard of Adichie before but have added the book to my list to buy.

Imani said...

You should get her Purple Hibiscus too Utopia -- it was shortlisted for the Orange in 2004. Besides that reading it is a transcendent experience, IMHO.

I hadn't read the other books Nyssa but that didn't prevent me from wanting her to win! :)

Stephanie said...

I haven't read this yet, but it's on my TBR pile! One of these days! I'm glad she won, though.

Lotus Reads said...

She is so deserving of the prize...such a talented writer. I so look forward to her next offering!