A firm, Wylie Agency, has refuted an alleged false plagiarism claim by one Anne Giwa-Amu against Nigeria’s popular playwright, Ms. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The firm rejected Giwa-Amu’s claim that Adichie’s novel, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, had plagiarized her own novel.
To resolve the saga, Wylie Agency appointed a professional independent reader to read both novels and the reader concluded that Giwa-Amu’s claim was baseless and advised her to drop her claim.
Giwa-Amu nevertheless continued with the claim until it got her into trouble.
She is currently running away from the law but Wylie Agency assured that it won’t be long before serious legal actions will be taken.
See the “statement regarding the false claims from Anne Giwa-Amu” below:
We, the Wylie Agency, are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s literary agents.
In 2016, Anne Giwa-Amu brought a legal claim against Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers. Giwa-Amu alleged that Adichie’s novel HALF OF A YELLOW SUN had plagiarized her own novel.
A professional independent reader was appointed to read both novels. The reader concluded that there was absolutely no basis for Giwa-Amu’s claim and advised that the claim should not be pursued. Giwa-Amu nevertheless continued with the claim.
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.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her publishers had never heard of Giwa-Amu’s novel until she brought her delusional claim.
Her present allegations are false, libellous and constitute a harassment to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Further legal actions are being taken.