Chimamanda Adichie Receives Humanitarian Award

The iconic Nigerian feminist, literary critic and award winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who won the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize, and the Everett M. Rogers award (which she will receive in 2019) amongst other awe-mazing feats, has recently been conferred with a Humanitarian award at the 2018 Action Against Hunger Gala by the Global Hope Coalition.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie giving speech at the Gala

This award was conferred to Chimamanda at the organization’s 19th annual gala, which took place in New York City by the CEO of the organisation, Andrea Tamburini.

The Action Against Hunger organisation strives to alleviate the sufferings of children all over the world. Hence,The Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award, is conferred upon worthy individuals and corporations who have contributed significantly to the humanitarian cause.

Here’s what Chimamanda had to say after receiving the award

[bctt tweet=”“there is so much about the world today that makes me feel close to despair. But we cannot afford despair. It is important to remember that there is also much generosity and kindness in the world. And the work of Action Against Hunger is proof of that. We as individuals may not be able to change the whole world but we can change a small slice of it for the better.”” username=”bookclubsng”]


It might interest you to know that other prominent people who have received this award include: Late President Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Congratulations from this side!

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