Nigerian named youngest winner of British literary prize
"This is a moving and important book by an incredibly exciting author."
- Muriel Gray, head judge
London, England, UK - Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won Britain's Orange Prize for fiction by women, becoming the first African to take the award in its 12-year history, organizers said Wednesday.
Adichie, 29, also the youngest author to have won the prize, was awarded for novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun,' set during the Nigeria-Biafra conflict of the 1960s.