Chimamanda Adichie conferred with an honorary degree from Duke University, USA (Photos)
Nigerian Award winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just being conferred with an honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The novelist has been making her country proud winning several awards for her books and she has now become a female icon for all African women.
She was among the few recipients of the honorary degree from the university and they were all described as “people making changes in the world in very extensive ways.”
The President of Duke University, Vincent E. Price, had earlier in March confirmed that the’’ Americanah’’ author was on the list of recipients. Adichie received the award alongside Marry Bara, Chairman of General Motors, Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Other recipients were: Former Durham Mayor William Bell, Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Russell M. Robinson II, attorney, community leader and philanthropist.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction. She has written the novels Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), and Americanah (2013), the short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck (2009), and the book-length essay We Should All Be Feminists (2014).