Author, Chimamanda Adichie becomes first Nigerian to bag Mary McCarthy Prize
By Patricia Uyeh
Foremost Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie became the first Nigerian to bag the Mary McCarthy Prize in New York for her literary prowess and impact in the society.
The Mary McCarthy prize comes along with a cash reward, publication of a collection of short stories, standard royalty contract and a short novel.
Chimamanda is a recipient of several awards notably among them are Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Bailey’s Women Prize, National Book critics Circle Award among others. She was also on the list of New York Times’ Top Ten Best Books of the year.
Wearing the Nigerian Brand- Zohi Taglit leather stripped jumpsuit with a wide legged bottoms and flared sleeves, she sought to promote her ”Wear Nigerian project”
Chimamanda Adichie is known for her critically acclaimed novels such as Purple Hibiscus, Americannah, Half of a yellow sun amongst others.
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