Friday, October 24, 2008

"Genius Grant" for Adichie

A second contributor to Curse of the Black Gold, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, was recently recognized with another award! Adichie, a Nigerian-born novelist who previously won an Orange prize, was selected to receive a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship annually for the next five years. Popularly known as "genius grants", these fellowships are granted based on "exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work". Read the details in an interview with Guardian.

Our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Adichie on this well-deserved honor!

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