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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Chimamanda Adichie honoured with 'Doctor of Letters' Degree in UK

Chimamanda Adichie, the young and accomplished Nigerian writer and author, has been honored with the ‘Doctor of Letters’ degree at the University of Edinburgh Scotland, United Kingdom.


The honorary doctorate degree was presented to the writer by the university’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, at a special ceremony at the school’s St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall.

Proposing Adichie for the award of the degree was Dr. Barbara Bompani, Director of the Centre of African Studies, who said there are many stories of the influence that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s work has had on the lives, thoughts, and creativity of others, SaharaReporters reports.

According to  Dr. Bompani, Chimamanda, through her writing, advocacy, and public engagement, “inspires all of us to better understand our own, and other peoples’ stories.”

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