Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie Honored With First Belle van Zuylenring Award in Netherlands

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Another brand new year, another brand new award for Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie.

The renowned author recently took to social media to announce that she has emerged the proud recipient of the first Belle van Zuylenring Award – an honorary prize set by the ILFU International Literature Festival. 

Chimmanda shared a video of herself receiving the prestigious award on her official Instagram page. She also delivered the Belle van Zuylen Lecture and struck up a conversation with renowned Dutch cultural historian and author,  Nacy Jouwe.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Nancy Jouwe

Adichie was awarded the prize for “her contribution to humanity through her literary works and her public engagements which have played huge roles in effecting change and a better understanding of issues such as identity and feminism.”

As part of the activities for the festival, Adichie also delivered a thought-provoking speech

The jurors for the inaugural edition of the Belle van Zuylen Ring prize, in Netherlands, also noted that Adichie was deserving of the award “because of the unique way in which she knows how to represent and question the world of today and its ingrained thinking patterns.”

Watch the video below:


Photo Credit: Instagram

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