CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY
Once again, Award-winning Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has added another feather to her cap. The author who recently received an honorary degree from the prestigious Duke University was part of the recipients conferred with this degree at the graduating class 2018 ceremony.
The other six recipients include the CEO of General Motors Mary Barra, former Durham Mayor William Bell, Phil Freelon Lead Architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Dr William Kaelin Professor of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and Attorney Russel M. Robinson II.
Describing them as people who have changed the world in extensive ways and proven to be exemplary leaders in their various fields, the President of the University applauded Adichie for being a writer who has been able to capture and navigate changes faced by immigrants.
few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie; Vincent E. Price said
They each have been bold leaders in their respective fields and their work has enriched and improved our lives. I am delighted to have the honour of awarding their degrees, and I am certain that the graduating class of 2018 will be inspired by their example
Adichie, whose literary works have received global recognition and acceptance has had her work translated to over 30 languages. Also known to be a remarkable author, she has won various awards some of which include the Common Wealth Writers Prize with her novel Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun which won the Orange Prize and Americanah a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner.
Congrats to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once again!