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Chimamanda 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.