Popular Novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who hails from Enugu state, Nigeria has been awarded the “Best of the Best” award for her book, Half of a Yellow Sun.
The book, Half of a Yellow Sun has topped a list of the last decade’s winners of the Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize.
The award category is part of the celebrations to mark 20 years of the annual £30,000 prize.
Chimamanda Adichie had previously won the award in 2007 for her story, her second novel, set during the Biafran War of the 1960s.
The 38-year-old said of the prize, “over the years it’s brought wonderful literature to a wide readership that might not have found many of the books, i feel i am in very good company”.
Other winners of the Baileys Prize from the last decade include Zadie Smith for On Beauty and Eimear McBride for A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction which was established in 1996, is awarded to the best novel of the year written by a woman. The award was formerly referred to as the Orange Prize for Fiction and Baileys took over its sponsorship in 2014.