Writings of the general word's body

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Prize Season

Chinua Achebe is one of 15 authors up for this year's International Booker, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a hot contender on the Broadband Orange shortlist - her second time - with her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (you can vote for the Readers' Award here).

And we're not even talking the Caine Prize (shortlist announced next month) yet! (
on second thoughts, you might want to see this post on UKNaija...)

  • Also, A Bull Man's Story, by Nigerian Abubakar Adam Ibrahim - is the winning play of the BBC World Service's African Performance Play Writing competition 2007.

Update 2 May - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be giving a reading & a talk @ Drexel University's Living Arts Lounge, Creese Student Union Complex (32nd & Chestnut Streets), Philadelphia - @ 2pm on Friday 4th May.


Anonymous said...

I've got no doubts!! I am always with winners and I stay with winners!! ManU for instance is the football club I support( No apologies!! - They will win the Premiership...this year!) Adichie is the right lady for the price this year and Achebe since he has also been included for the other price!! Whatever is good will only get better with time like good wine!!

Unknown said...

Chimamanda will definitely win in that category. Her work's a masterpiece.