Longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize. Shortlisted for the 2004 Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction.
“A tale for our times” – Daily Mail
“An Intoxicating story” – Observer
“Immensely powerful” – The Times
“Grips the reader from start to finish. I could not put it down” – Irish Times
“A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state” – J. M. Coetzee
“Breathtaking. Adichie is very much the twenty-first-century daughter of that other great Igbo novelist, Chinua Achebe” – Washington Post