Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to receive 2018 Humanitarian Award from Action Against Hunger

Chimamanda Adichie has been selected by global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger to receive the 2018 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. She will accept the award at the organization’s 19th annual gala, which takes place in New York City on October 30th.

According to Action Against Hunger, “Chimamanda Adichie was selected to accept the 2018 Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award because we are inspired by her unwavering support of women and refugees. As a transformational storyteller who brings diversity, complexity, and humanity to all her professional projects, ranging from best-selling books to TED talks, her work aligns perfectly with Action Against Hunger’s mission and vision.”

The Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award is presented to individuals who embody the organization’s mission and values and also identify professionally or personally with one or more of the forty-five countries served by Action Against Hunger. Past recipients of the award include Anderson Cooper, Ertharin Cousin, the late President Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.