In Entertainment News by stephen abiodun on the 09th, June, 2020

Half of A Yellow Solar: Plagiarism allegation towards Chimamanda dismissed in new video

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Based on the report, a gaggle, Involved Residents, has punctured claims of plagiarism leveled towards award-winning author, Chimamanda Adichie in a video.

The YouTube video titled “Busted! Anne Giwa-Amu Lied About Chimamanda Adichie Plagiarism Accusation” dismissed the declare as missing proof.

The video made clear side-by-side comparisons between occasions and contents of each books, nullifying Giwa-Amu’s declare. It confirmed that for one, the characters of the books in query had been of various descent, Vanguard reviews.

It additionally eviscerated Giwa-Amu’s declare that literary icon, the late Chinua Achebe contacted Adichie to work on infringing her ebook, making reference to an article revealed in 2012 by Premium Occasions Nigeria that confirmed Adichie by no means had a correct dialog with Achebe within the thrice she met him earlier than his passing.

It additionally went additional to disclose that opposite to Giwa-Amu’s declare, Adichie had been researching on Biafra for a very long time together with interviewing kin, seeing as her dad and mom had been survivors of the civil struggle which additionally claimed the lives of each her grandfathers.

“Chimamanda wrote a play about Biafra on the age of 17. She revealed a brief story titled Half of A Yellow Solar earlier than the novel. She didn’t meet Achebe till after she completed her ebook” the video revealed.

Recall mid-March this 12 months, Wylie Company – the literary company of a number of award-winning and internationally acclaimed Chimamanda Adichie, launched a press release to rebuke the accusations made by Giwa-Amu.

Based on the company, “An expert unbiased reader was appointed to learn each novels. The reader concluded that there was completely no foundation for Giwa-Amu’s declare and suggested that the declare shouldn’t be pursued. Giwa-Amu nonetheless continued with the declare”.

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It must be famous that Giwa-Amu has been pursuing this declare since 2016 but it surely was struck down by a United Kingdom court docket. “The court docket ordered Giwa-Amu to pay Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers the sum of £14,250, which Giwa-Amu is but to pay.

The court docket additionally ordered Giwa-Amu to pay the authorized prices Adichie incurred in defending her “baseless declare”.

“Until date, Giwa-Amu has not paid the cash” Wiley Company’s assertion revealed. Within the YouTube video, Giwa-Amu was described as purely envious.

Watch the video beneath;

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