Following Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was accused of plagiarism for her novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Anne Giwa-Amu, Adichie’s literary agency has dismissed the allegations.
Her company named the new accusations as “delusional” and “harassment to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”.
On Saturday, Nigerian-Welsh author Anne Giwa-Amu uploaded a video clip on YouTube and alleged that Adichie’s ‘Half a Yellow Sun’ plagiarises her debut novel ‘Sade’.
In her video the creator mentioned, “I very first discovered that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie had copied ‘Sade’ in 2013 when I observed a poster in London marketing the movie ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’…On looking through it, I realised that it was a rewrite of ‘Sade'”.
Printed in 1996, ‘Sade’ is set in the Biafran war period. It truly is a story of a blended-race lady who falls in really like with a barrister, who is previously engaged to someone else.
In the meantime, Adichie’s award-profitable 2006 novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is established in the backdrop of the Biafran War and follows the story of Olanna, Ugwu, and Richard.
In support of Adichie, her literary agency Wylie denied the claims. They shared an official statement this week, in which they said, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers experienced by no means heard of Giwa-Amu’s novel until eventually she brought her delusional declare.
Her existing allegations are bogus, libellous and constitute a harassment to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Even more lawful steps are staying taken.”
Seemingly, this is not the initial time that Giwa-Amu alleged Adichie of plagiarism.
In 2016, Anne Giwa-Amu introduced a authorized declare in opposition to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers. Giwa-Amu alleged that Adichie’s novel 50 percent OF A YELLOW Sun was a duplicate of her possess novel.
A qualified impartial reader was appointed to read through the two novels. The reader concluded that there was absolutely no basis for Giwa-Amu’s assert and advised that the claim ought to not be pursued. Giwa-Amu nevertheless continued with the declare.
“On 15 February 2019, Anne Giwa-Amu’s assert introduced versus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers was struck out by the court docket. The court decided that her declare was ‘an abuse of the court’s process.
The courtroom ordered Giwa-Amu to pay back Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers the sum of £14,250, which Giwa-Amu unsuccessful to spend.
The court also purchased Giwa-Amu to fork out the authorized expenses Adichie incurred in defending her baseless claim. Till date, Giwa-Amu has not paid out the cash,” the Wylie agency stated in the statement.
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