Chimamanda Adichie has been honoured with the Special Distinction for Thought Leadership award by the Global Hope Coalition.
This was made known in a statement issued by the coalition on Monday. According to the statement, the award-winning author was honoured during the GHC’s 2018 Annual Awards Dinner in New York, United States last Thursday. She was recognised for the impact of her work in shaping global conversations bordering on feminism, race, and North/South relations.
The award was presented to the writer by award-winning producer and philanthropist Ms. Francine LeFrak, with CNN Lead Political Anchor, Wolf Blitzer as host.
The 2018 dinner served as a special tribute to leaders and organizations that have reacted with compassion and dignity to refugee crises in different parts of the world.
Special Distinctions for Leadership were presented to President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, President Beji Caid-Essebsi of Tunisia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and President Alexis Tsipras of Greece.
In addition to Ms. Adichie’s award, individual awards were presented to a member of the Lebanese parliament, Fouad Makhzoumi, the International Rescue Committee / Sesame Workshop and leading Turkish philanthropist, Ms DemetSabancı Çetindoğan.