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

“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… Click To Tweet


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!

Susan Nwaobiala
Author: Susan Nwaobiala

Susan Nwaobiala is currently a year-three Literature major in the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria. She reviews books, writes contents for blogs, is interested in mental health, and likes to interact with people through her bedroom window.

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