Chimamanda Adichie honoured with the inaugural Belle van Zuylen ring

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 14:07

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has become the first recipient of the Belle van Zuylen Ring, an honorary prize awarded by the ILFU International Literature Festival in Utrecht, Netherland.

At the event, she delivered the Belle van Zuylen Lecture and was in conversation with the Dutch author and public speaker Nancy Jouwe.

The recognition is named after writer thinker, Dutch writer Belle Van Zuylen, for her engagements which has affected identity and femisism in the world today.

Adichie also delivered a thought-provoking speech and had a conversation with renowned Dutch cultural historian and author, Nancy Jouwe.

The International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU) is an annual festival which embraces literature in all its forms. Multiple venues around the city play host to a number of literary themes. The festival was inaugurated after UNESCO appointed Utrecht as a city of literature in November of 2017.


About Belle van Zuylen

Belle van Zuylen known as Isabelle de Charrière was a Dutch writer of the Enlightenment. She is best known for her letters and novels. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is of great interest.




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