Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been conferred with the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award at the 2018 Action Against Hunger Gala.
The award is given to individuals and corporations that have made significant contributions in the humanitarian field.
Adichie was presented with the award by the CEO of the organisation, Andrea Tamburini, in New York.
Every year, 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 lives of children worldwide.
Those who have won the Humanitarian Award in the past include: CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Tyco International, The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and its Director-General, 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 several awards including PEN Pinter Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and recognition for her contribution in the literary world.
She has 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.