On January 15, 2021, celebrated and widely read Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page.

According to the award-winning writer, this challenge and giveaway is not just her first monetary giveaway but it was inspired by a conversation with someone who in trying to instill the reading culture in her daughter paid her some money for every page she read.

Here’s how to join the #StartReadingByReading Challenge

  • Read her latest short story: OLIKOYE which she describes as “fiction based on fact.⁣⁣
  • Post your response in the comments of this Instagram post. Keep it short (100 words). It can be in any form and about anything in the story. ⁣⁣
  • The deadline is Sunday, January 17, 9 PM West African Time. The winning response will get 50,000 Naira. ⁣

To read OLIKOYE, click here