Chimamanda Adichie wins the PEN Pinter Prize

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, a prize in honour of late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter.

The prize is awarded to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth, who casts an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze upon the world, and shows a “fierce intellectual determination to define the real truth of our lives and our societies.”

The judges of the prize described Adichie’s understanding of gender, race and global inequality as “sophisticated beyond measure.”

She will be presented with the prize on October 9.



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