Adichie’s on the Shortlist!

Regular readers of Moorishgirl will know how much I enjoyed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s debut novel, Purple Hibiscus. The novel was recently picked for the Orange Prize longlist, and now it’s made it onto the shortlist. The Guardian has the scoop about Adichie (though, strangely, the article claims Adichie is the only Nigerian writer ever to make a shortlist like this. As Lit Saloon pointed out, Ben Okri won the Booker a few years ago.) Adichie is up against Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake) Shirley Hazzard (The Great Fire) Andrea Levy (Small Island) Gillian Slovo (Ice Road) and Rose Tremain (The Colour).

Related: The Moorishgirl review of the novel and an interview with Adichie.