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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Honoured at Girls Write Now Awards in New York City



Chimamanda AdichieChimamanda Adichie, alongside editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul, and Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline Juju Chang were honoured yesterday at the Girls Write Now Awards held at Tribeca 360 in New York City.

The event was held to honour influential women who have paved the way for teenagers to break through boundaries—both in life and in writing—to realize their promise and the possibilities of change!

MC of the night was Mariane Pearl, author, activist, and managing editor of Chime for Change.

The event included a reception with open bar and hors d’oeuvres, the awards ceremony, a performance by a Girls Write Now mentor-mentee pair, a silent auction, and the private launch of their 2015 anthology Voice to Voice book.

Check out the photos from the event.

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NYT book editor Pamela Paul, journalist Juju Chang and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Mariane Pearl, Pamela Paul, Maya Nussbaum, Nina Agrawal, Rachel Zhao, Juju Chang and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Janette Pellegrini


  1. vivianmorh

    May 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Love u chimamanda. U re just sooo awesome

  2. @edDREAMZ

    May 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
    Congrats to her though no doubt… Keep doing us proud….

    • Pat

      May 21, 2015 at 5:26 am

      Afi “no doubt “na.

    • Taiwo

      May 21, 2015 at 9:45 am

      before reading your comment, i told my colleague you would write “no doubt” and no doubt, you did just that!!

  3. Ify Ndukaife

    May 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm


  4. Demilade

    May 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I love Chimamanda so much, she’s amazing. Congratulations to them all.xx

  5. Ada Nnewi

    May 21, 2015 at 12:43 am

    She looks uncomfortable wearing a wedding band…still trying to convince le boo to let me get a finger tattoo instead of wearing a ring when that time comes…

  6. Lapetite

    May 21, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Lovely Chimamanda slaying as usual!!! But am I the only person that thinks she just might be pregnant?

  7. Aijey

    May 21, 2015 at 2:53 am

    all ds ppl dt too know book Nawa 4 dem o….c wot dey wore to an Emmy awards. ….ok oooo

    • Ada_ugo

      May 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Emmy award?…lol

  8. Victoria

    May 21, 2015 at 8:51 am


  9. Taiwo

    May 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I’m so proud of her!! Keep the flag flying girl!

  10. nnenne

    May 21, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulations hun!

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