You are currently viewing Chimamanda’s Agency Responds To Plagiarism Claims On “Half Of A Yellow Sun”

Chimamanda’s Agency Responds To Plagiarism Claims On “Half Of A Yellow Sun”

Award-winning Nigerian, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s literary agency has released a statement regarding the plagiarism claims that Anne Giwa-Amu raised.

 

Anne Giwa-Amu is a mixed Nigerian and Welsh writer who claimed that Chimamanda’s “Half of a yellow sun”  plagiarised her book.

 

The allegation had raised a lot of dust and divided the literary world. However, the celebrated author’s literary agency, Wylie Agency have responded to the allegation. Their statement reads in part:

 

“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers had never heard of Giwa-Amu’s novel until she brought her delusional claim. Her present allegations are false, libellous and constitute a harassment to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Further legal actions are being taken.”

 

Chimamanda Adichie Responds To Plagiarism Claims On "Half Of A Yellow Sun"
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writer of Half of A Yellow Sun. Photo: PM News.

See their post below:

Also read:
– Nigerian Girls Recreate Lupita Nyong’o And Chimamanda Adichie Looks
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Features In Meghan Markle’s Issue Of British Vogue
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Looks Superb On Marie Claire Brazil Magazine Cover

Giwa-Amu is the author of the book, “Sade” published in 1996. This is not the first time that she had claimed that Chimamanda plagiarised her work.

 

Chimamanda Adichie Responds To Plagiarism Claims On "Half Of A Yellow Sun"
Anne Giwa-Amu, writer of Sade. Photo: R News.

 

Anne Giwa-Amu stated that she discovered the supposed plagiarism in 2013. She said she had seen a poster in London advertising Biyi Bankole film adaptation of Adichie’s novel “Half of a Yellow Sun”.

 

The development has ended in a lawsuit and also led to heated debates among both readers and fans of Adichie across social media.

 

The issue of plagiarism is a big offence in the literary world. This is why Giwa-Amu’s allegation is getting much attention. However, with Chimamanda’s literary agents’ response to the case, there may be more stories to this.

 

The book is also one of Adichie’s most renowned body of work. We would follow up and bring you other developments.

 

For your daily dose of tech, lifestyle and trending content, make sure to follow Plat4om on Twitter @Plat4omLive, on Instagram @Plat4om, on LinkedIn at Plat4om, and on Facebook at Plat4om. You can also email us at info@plat4om.com. Finally, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel HERE

Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

Leave a Reply