Last night, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was named the ‘Best of the Best’ in a ceremony hosted by the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Of her win, Chimamanda said; “This is a Prize I have a lot of respect and admiration for – over the years it’s brought wonderful literature to a wide readership that might not have found many of the books. I have a lot of respect for the books that have won in the past ten years and also for the books that have been shortlisted – I feel I am in very good company. To be selected as ‘Best of the Best’ of the past decade is such an honour. I’m very grateful and very happy.”