07 Jul “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” Named Winner of the Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro
THE GUARDIAN (NG): “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been named one of three winners of Le Grand Prix de l’héroïne Madame Figaro.
The prize was established in 2006 by the French magazine Madame Figaro to celebrate heroines of French and foreign literature. Out of 15 candidates for 2017, the jurors selected one French novel, one foreign novel in translation, and one biography, memoir, or nonfiction work. Chère Ijeawele, ou un manifeste pour une éducation féministe (Ed. Gallimard), the French translation of Dear Ijeawele, was selected as the winner in the latter category.
Along with Adichie, Alex Stresi was awarded the prize in the French novel category for Lopping (Ed. Stock), and Lauren Groff received the foreign novel prize for Les Furies (Ed. De l’Olivier).