Creator Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her 42nd birthday, obtained the Kassel Residents’ ‘Prism of Reason’ award for “her vision of humanistic diversity” in Germany.
The “Prism of Reason” award was based in 1990 by residents of town of Kassel. To this point, the prize has been awarded 28 occasions. The 2019 award is the 29th in the sequence.
She shared images from the occasion with the caption, “So grateful to have received the ‘Prism of Reason’ award from the citizens of Kassel, Germany, on my birthday, September 15. Grateful to have turned 42. Grateful for family, friends and fans. Dalu nu rinne”.
In response to VON, a press release issued by the organisers of the occasion mentioned the prize is awarded to: “Persons or institutions whose work serves the ideals of the Enlightenment by overcoming ideological barriers and promoting reason and tolerance towards dissenters.”
“The Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Kassel Citizens’ Prize have selected Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the 2019 winner of the ‘Prism of Reason’. This makes her the first Nigerian to receive this remarkable prize,” organisers mentioned.
“The award… is also in recognition of Adichie’s undeniable literary prowess, also for her equality and justice advocacy,” the assertion added.
An announcement by the Kassel Board president Bernd Leifeld learn: “Combative but not fanatical, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… points out ways to overcome outdated patterns which are deeply anchored in education and society. Kassel citizens honour her with their Prize ‘The Prism of Reason 2019’ because she believes in the social, political and economic equality of all people”.