Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie honoured for fighting gender inequality

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie honoured for fighting gender inequality

- International organisation Equality Now honoured Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Thursday, November 21

- Adiche was recognised for fighting gender inequality with her words

- English writer and activist, Scarlett Curtis, was also honoured alongside Adiche

Prolific Nigerian author Chimamanda Adiche has been recognised alongside English writer and activist, Scarlett Curtis for fighting gender inequality with written words.

Both authors were honoured by international organisation Equality Now on Thursday, November 21, at the annual Make Equality Reality Gala in New York City.

According to reports, the night was filled with art, advocacy, and entertainment to inspire activism, with an interactive musical number by the Resistance Revival Chorus, a satirical political sketch by Stacey Kramer, and a riveting spoken-word performance about sexual assault by Katie Capiello.

Adichie is the critically acclaimed author of five books, a MacArthur Genius Grant winner, and is even featured on Beyoncé’s hit song “Flawless.” While accepting the honour, Adiche stated that she was a feminist long before she knew what the word meant.

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In like manner, on Sunday, September 15, Adichie clocked 42 and on that same day, in faraway Germany, she was honoured with an award.

She was bestowed with the Kassel Citizens’ Prism of Reason award for her vision of humanistic diversity at the State Theatre of Kassel in Germany is in recognition of Adichie’s undeniable literary prowess and her equality and justice advocacy.

In a statement issued by the organisers of the award ceremony, the prize is awarded to “persons or institutions whose work serves the ideals of the enlightenment by overcoming ideological barriers and promoting reason and tolerance towards dissenters.

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