The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom awards the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the “Africa Freedom Prize 2020”. In her award-winning works, Adichie relentlessly addresses the central social grievances and political challenges of our time.
As one of the most important intellectual champions of women’s rights, she inspires people around the world in their pursuit of freedom.
“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the long-lost, undogmatic voice of liberal feminism in the 21st century. She represents the success and self-image of a new generation of African women writers who are increasingly making their voices heard on the world literary stage. In her fight for freedom and self-determination for women, Adichie contributes to the consolidation of liberal values and goals – not only in Africa, but all over the world ”, explains Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the jury’s decision.
“I very much appreciate the honour of The Africa Freedom Prize. It is always gratifying to be recognised, and particularly so in this case, to join the good company of others who share my commitment to our beloved continent.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The event is hosted by South African media personality Redi Tlhabi, with a special musical performance by Zolani Mahola.