The Nigerian author was awarded one of literature's top prizes for her "refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been announced as the winner for the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize.
The prize is annually awarded to a writer from Ireland, Britain, or the Commonwealth and is named after the Nobel-Prize winning playwright and human rights activist Harold Pinter. The award is given to a writer with an "unflinching, unswerving gaze upon the world" who strives "to define the real truth of our lives and our societies."
This year's judges praised Adichie for her "refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others," describing her as "sophisticated beyond measure in her understanding of gender, race and global inequality."