Chimamanda Adichie bags Humanitarian Award on hunger

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chimamanda-humantarian-awardNigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been conferred with a humanitarian award at the 2018 Action Against Hunger Gala.

The Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award, is granted to individuals and corporations that have made remarkable contributions to the humanitarian field.

Andrea Tamburini, CEO of the organisation presented the award to Adichie in New York.

Annually, hundreds of Action Against Hunger’s most dedicated supporters come together for an evening of inspiration, hope and to reflect upon Action Against Hunger’s mission to save the children’s lives worldwide.

Other past Humanitarian Awards recipients include Anderson Cooper, Tyco International, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and its Director-General Dr. Jacques Diouf, Visa, Procter & Gamble, and Wall Street Journal reporters Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman.

Adichie was recently honoured with the Special Distinction for Thought Leadership award by the Global Hope Coalition.

The renowned author had in the past received numerous awards including PEN Pinter Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and recognition for her contribution in the literary world.

Chimamanda Adichie had written several novels, short stories essays including Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah, The Thing Around your Neck and We should All Be Feminists.