L-R: Ike Anya’s brother, Ike himself, Cyril Nri, Chimamanda, her (then heavily pregnant) sis-in-law Tinuke Adichie, Wale Adebanwi & myself.
It was 8 June 2004, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was the only debut novelist & the youngest writer on the Orange shortlist - for her book, Purple Hibiscus. 3 years on, and she’s hotly tipped for the prize, this time for Half of a Yellow Sun. How will the story end this time? All will be revealed on Wednesday 6 June when this year’s winner is announced.