According to reports reaching OYOGist.com, internationally acclaimed writer and novelist, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie, and author of the award-winning novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, has decided to take legal actions against Giwa-Amu, an author who claimed Ngozi plagiarized her work.
Chimamanda’s Half of a Yellow Sun is a highly successful narrative that portrays the life of Eastern Nigerian families and has been translated into 37 languages. The work has also been adapted into a movie of the same name that featured several Hollywood and Nollywood actors, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, and Genevieve Nnaji.
Giwa-Amu claimed, according to Ngozi Adichie, that Half of a Yellow Sun was a copy of her own novel, which Ngozi claims to never have seen until Giwa-Amu brought up her claim.
In a statement released by Ngozi Adichie, Giwa-Amu took the matter to court, against the advice of experts, and lost in court and was ordered to pay £14,250 in damages for the spurious case, but has failed to pay the fine.
Subsequently, Chimamanda has decided to take legal actions against Giwa-Amu for.
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