Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Solar has been voted the most effective ebook to have gained the Girls’s Prize for Fiction in its 25-year historical past.
It initially gained the Girls’s Prize for Fiction (then the Orange Prize) in 2007.
Half of a Yellow Solar is ready in Nigeria throughout the Biafran Warfare, exploring the top of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class, race and feminine empowerment. Revealed in 2006, it has acquired international acclaim.
To mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the Girls’s Prize for Fiction, the voting public had been requested to decide on their final winner of all of the 25 recipients, which embrace Zadie Smith, the late Andrea Levy and Maggie O’Farrell.
Chimamanda gained out over the stellar line-up of authors.
Adichie mentioned of her win: “I’m particularly moved to be voted ‘Winner of Winners’ as a result of that is the Prize that first introduced a large readership to my work – and has additionally launched me to the work of many proficient writers.”
Adichie has been offered with a specially-commissioned silver version of the Prize’s annual statuette, referred to as the ‘Bessie’, which was initially created and donated by the artist Grizel Niven as a part of the present of an nameless donor.
The one-off award marks the anniversary of the prize, previously referred to as the Orange Prize and the Bailey’s Prize.