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Has Chimamanda Adichie Lost Her Writing Focus? She Loses £30,000 To An Irish Writer

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Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

adichie_macarthur_large-700x466This time is not really a happy one for Chimamanda Adichie, who had lost £30,000 to an Irish writer. Few weeks ago, Adichie was shortlisted for Bailey’s women’s prize for fiction, which celebrates the works written in English, which was eventually won by an Irish writer. Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ was the only African book that made the list.

Adichie and her fans were shocked beyond unimaginable magnitude that the Irish writer, Eimear McBride was announced as the winner. She picked this award for her celebrated book ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’

The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most successful, celebrated and literary awards on the planet. This award category celebrates the full length fiction written by feminine writers across the globe.

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