Dear Chimamanda, The news of the award of the 2007 Orange BroadBand Prize for Fiction for your book, Half Of A Yellow Sun was received with joy by Nigerian Writers at home and abroad. This coming after your meteoric rise in literary circles in recent years has further confirmed our long-held belief in your excellent literary skills. With this award, you have become a beacon of hope to many Nigerian writers especially those who are still struggling in obscurity in spite of their commendable literary profiles. May I on behalf of members of The Association Of Nigerian Authors extend a warm and hearty congratulations to you on this feat. We are sure that this is just the beginning of many more laurels in your literary career. With very best wishes. Wale Okediran ANA President.
I am a writer and arts journalist now based in Lagos. This is a blog on arts and culture. The focus is on Nigeria's art scene, especially her 'Word's Body' - the writers. As and when, we'll also touch on wider African writing, as well as international literature. In short, a saturation of the arts.