Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been honored by the Action Against Hunger organisation for her fight against hunger and malnutrition.
The internationally acclaimed author of Nigerian descent joins Late President Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Archbiship Desmond Tutu as recipients of the award.
Adichie was presented with the award at the organization's 19th annual gala, which took place in New York City on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
The Action Against Hunger, which is an international Non-governmental Organization (NGO) explained that the Half of a Yellow Sun author was selected for the award because the author is part of a large community of people who leverage their visibility and voices on behalf of others in the fight against hunger.
"Chinmamanda Adichie was selected to accept the 2018 Action Hunger Humanitarian Award because we are insipired 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 NGO said.
Adichie appreciated the humanitarian award, she said " There is so much about the world today that makes me feel close to despair. But we cannot afford despair. It is important to remember that there is also much generosity and kindness in the world. And the work of Action Against Hunger is proof of that. We as individuals may not be able to change the whole world but we can change a small slice of it for the better"