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Chimamanda Adichie becomes first Nigerian to receive the Mary McCarthy award

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 16/06/2017 - 17:18

Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recently been awarded the revered Mary McCarthy Award for her astonishing novels, command of language, strength of personality, and commitment to social issues.

She has been honoured with over 15 awards for her brilliant literary works and she is the first Nigerian to receive the prestigious McCarthy award.

The McCarthy award, is named after famous novelist Mary McCarthy, who taught at Bard College for a year, is given in acknowledgement of engagement in the public sphere by an intellectual, artist, or writer.

The Prize in short fiction includes a $2,000 cash award, publication of a collection of short stories or novella and a standard royalty contract.

 

 

 

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