Renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has made history after receiving the Global Leadership Award from United Nations Foundation on November, 20, 2019 in New York.
The United Nations has recognised the award- winning writer for the efficient usage of her literary work and storytelling to connect with people around the world, using gender, racial and inequality themes.
This year’s ceremony tagged: “We the people to honor the founding ideals and vision articulated in the UN Charter.” was held on the eve of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary.
Another feat that gave the prolific writer an edge is that her book Half of A Yellow Sun was recently named in BBC’s 100 Novels that shaped our world.
Chimamanda, being a leader on the front lines of global progress has made history as the first Nigerian honoree and youngest African to receive the UN Foundation Global Leadership Award.
Previous honorees include former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Kofi Annan.