The literary agent for Nigerian Award winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wylie Agency, has revealed that the writer had won a verdict against a writer, Anne Giwa-Amu, who accused her of plagiarism.
Adichie is accused of plagiarizing Giwa Amu’s book in the Nigerian author’s book, about the Nigerian civil war “Half of a Yellow Sun”.
According to the press release, made available to all by Adichie on her Facebook page, the accuser continued with the claim despite conclusion by an independent reader that there was absolutely no basis for Giwa-Amu’s claim.
However, the court stroke out the claims against the defendant and ordered the plaintiff to pay some damages to the accused.
“On 15 February 2019, Anne Giwa-Amu’s claim brought against Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers was struck out by the court. The court determined that her claim was ‘an abuse of the court’s process.’
The court ordered Giwa-Amu to pay Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers the sum of £14,250, which Giwa-Amu failed to pay. The court also ordered Giwa-Amu to pay the legal costs Adichie incurred in defending her baseless claim. Till date, Giwa-Amu has not paid the money.”
See the official release: