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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by stane007: 3:51pm On Jun 12, 2018
Nigerian celebrity writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2018 for her “refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others”.


The annual prize is given annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, 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".

Praised by the judges for being “sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race and global inequality”, Adichie will collect the accolade at a public ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will deliver an address and also announce her co-winner, the International Writer of Courage 2018, selected from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN.

This year’s judges, who named Chimamanda Adichie the winner of the prize, were President of English PEN Philippe Sands, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter Antonia Fraser, writer and critic Alex Clark, poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, and chair of Judges and chair of trustees for English PEN Maureen Freely.

Freely said of Adichie, the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Orange Prize, and the US National Book Critics Circle Award: “In this age of the privatised, marketised self, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the exception who defies the rule. In her gorgeous fictions, but just as much in her TED talks and essays, she refuses to be deterred or detained by the categories of others. Sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race, and global inequality, she guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.”

Byatt, director of English PEN, said Adichie’s writing and activism showed us what is important in the world, calling her "a very worthy winner of this extraordinary prize", to which Fraser, Harold Pinter’s widow, added: "Not only is Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie a brilliant, compelling writer but she embodies in herself those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired.”

Adichie commented: “I admired Harold Pinter's talent, his courage, his lucid dedication to telling his truth, and I am honoured to be given an award in his name.”

Adichie will be awarded the prize on 9 October, when she will also announce her co-winner, the 2018 International Writer of Courage.

https://lailasnews.com/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-wins-2018-pen-pinter-prize/
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by itspzpics(m): 3:58pm On Jun 12, 2018
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Nobody: 4:00pm On Jun 12, 2018
Igbo Amaka cool

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Built2last: 5:27pm On Jun 12, 2018
blazing the trail

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by TheUbermensch: 5:27pm On Jun 12, 2018
This is what this female is good at. Writing.

Not sticking her nose in issues she has no bearing with.


The attached image is exactly Chimamanda's view on Feminism.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by opsyswagger(m): 5:27pm On Jun 12, 2018
Congrat.. cool

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by desmondokonkwo: 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
Jesus
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Thegamingorca(m): 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
This hoe just keeps making these bitches grow wings.


Only God knows what dicks she's sucked to achieve this feat


Let me come and go to church

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by letsgetgoing: 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
This girl again!
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by nabegibeg: 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
stane007:
Nigerian celebrity writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2018 for her “refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others”.


The annual prize is given annually to a writer from Britain, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, 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".

Praised by the judges for being “sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race and global inequality”, Adichie will collect the accolade at a public ceremony at the British Library in October, where she will deliver an address and also announce her co-winner, the International Writer of Courage 2018, selected from a shortlist of international cases supported by English PEN.

This year’s judges, who named Chimamanda Adichie the winner of the prize, were President of English PEN Philippe Sands, historian, biographer and widow of Harold Pinter Antonia Fraser, writer and critic Alex Clark, poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams, and chair of Judges and chair of trustees for English PEN Maureen Freely.

Freely said of Adichie, the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Orange Prize, and the US National Book Critics Circle Award: “In this age of the privatised, marketised self, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the exception who defies the rule. In her gorgeous fictions, but just as much in her TED talks and essays, she refuses to be deterred or detained by the categories of others. Sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race, and global inequality, she guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.”

Byatt, director of English PEN, said Adichie’s writing and activism showed us what is important in the world, calling her "a very worthy winner of this extraordinary prize", to which Fraser, Harold Pinter’s widow, added: "Not only is Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie a brilliant, compelling writer but she embodies in herself those qualities of courage and outspokenness which Harold much admired.”

Adichie commented: “I admired Harold Pinter's talent, his courage, his lucid dedication to telling his truth, and I am honoured to be given an award in his name.”

Adichie will be awarded the prize on 9 October, when she will also announce her co-winner, the 2018 International Writer of Courage.

https://lailasnews.com/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-wins-2018-pen-pinter-prize/
Lalasticlala

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Xisnin(m): 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
Jobless and bitter misogynists will soon arrive. The nobodies who thinks their life problems will disappear by insulting women.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by kpaofame: 5:28pm On Jun 12, 2018
Haters will run in about how she is a lesbian and confused being

But

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Nobody: 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
Fraud.
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by OldBeer: 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
Broke, jobless and bitter assés are everywhere hating. Some of them are already here. grin grin

But she's winning!

My Father! My Father!

Prepare a banquet for me in the presence of my enemies.

Congrats CNA

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Abjay97(m): 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
All these people ranting on Nairaland about Chimamanda's view on feminism, which one have you won?

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by DIYhackers: 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
Intellectually yes, reality none
Check my signature
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by NoSidonLook: 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
another Amazon from the land of the rising sun

Igbo Amaka cool

na who say i nor go marry Igbo girl, con talk am for my front make i hear grin grin

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Paperwhite(m): 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
Congratulations Adanne! Ndi Chineke goziri.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by ruggedmallaam(m): 5:29pm On Jun 12, 2018
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Nobody: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Xisnin:
Jobless and bitter misogynists will soon arrive.

Sissies/ladyboys are here already, apparently. undecided

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by patyowr: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Good one.

How are we sure it's her writing ability that got her this award or the useless feminism?

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by MartinCorridon: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
She's so accomplished..won so many awards at a young age. If she continues, she would likely win a Nobel..

Nobel for Literature is usually for " a lifetime body of work"..... i don't think it's for a single book. Correct me if wrong.

Thumbs up!

HauteReel:


Sissies/ladyboys are here already, apparently. undecided

I was the first one to like your comment.... the guy does behave like a fagg0ty sissy.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by dasparrow: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Very nice! Love Chimamanda

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Nobody: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Not sophisticated.........complete the rest...

but she is still winning....this is what we call AWARD....

God bless u ma,


is not better this way....u won and u were given the award rather than winning but died in prison.


Please chiamanda Adichie collect ur award now u are alive....

we don't need any posthumous rubbish.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by AyakaDunukofia: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Good. But, I can't understand the recent penchant for nauseating controversies. Stick to your career in which you have not disappointed. It's more refreshing than trivial "feminist" ashawo controversies that demote your blessed personality.
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by KanwuliaExtra: 5:30pm On Jun 12, 2018
Congrats to a wonderful FEMINIST. kiss
You make us PROUD. cool

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by ruggedmallaam(m): 5:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
opsyswagger:
Congrat.. cool
To who
Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by ruggedmallaam(m): 5:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by NoSidonLook: 5:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
patyowr:
Good one.

How are we sure it's her writing ability that got her this award or the useless feminism?

is it your award, is it your writing, have you even bought any of her books before.
leave bae alone. na her time.

when Jah say na your time, chilax and sip wine. nothing can stop the sun rising every morning

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by Pavore9: 5:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
Congratulations to her.

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Re: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Wins 2018 PEN Pinter Prize by hucienda: 5:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
The left are indeed in control of the world order.

Congratulations to her.

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