– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe and Ben Okri’s novels made the list of 100 novels that shaped the world
– Half of a Yellow Sun , Things Fall Apart and Astonishing the Gods are the books picked by panelists
– The novels considered are English language novels written over 300 years
A panel of leading writers, curators and critics come together to compile and choose from the array of novels 100 genre-busting English language novels that have had an impact on their lives on the demand of BBC.
The books selected were the ones written over the last 300 years and the list covers children’s classics to popular page-turners.
For easier classification, the books were organised into themes showing the ways books help shape and influence people’s thinking
Three Nigerian novelists’ books made the list with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart falling in the same category, identity while Ben Okri’s Astonishing the Gods came under the life, death and other worlds.
The panel includes media personalities Stig Abell and Mariella Frostrup; authors Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal and Alexander McCall Smith; and Bradford Festival Literary Director Syima Aslam
An excited and proud Chimamanda shared the good tidings on her social media page, see it below:
Check out categories of Nigerian novelists below:
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Days Without End – Sebastian Barry
Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
Small Island – Andrea Levy
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
White Teeth – Zadie Smith
A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
Astonishing the Gods – Ben Okri
Dune – Frank Herbert
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Gilead – Marilynne Robinson
The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis
The Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett
The Earthsea Trilogy – Ursula K. Le Guin
The Sandman Series – Neil Gaiman
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
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