Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has won the Women's Prize 'Winner of Winners' award for 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. The prize has been awarded to her by public vote in celebration of the literary award's 25-year anniversary.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has recently won the Women's Prize for her Biafra-centred novel, Half of a Yellow Sun. The award was voted for by the public who deemed Adichie the "Winner of Winners", a once-off award in celebration of the Women's prizes 25th anniversary after having been founded in 1995 by Kate Mosse. She beat out previous winners Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver, and Rose Tremain. The Women's Prize, formerly known as the Orange Prize, brought Half of a Yellow Sun into prominence back in 2007.