Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is billed to be one of the recipients of an honorary degree from Duke University come May 13th, as announced recently by Vincent E. Price, President of Duke University. The award is said to be in recognition of Adichie’s contribution to society.
Adichie will be awarded alongside six other individuals who have been leaders in their respective fields and have also contributed immensely to society. They include Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO General Motors; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; 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.
According to President Price, they all have been bold leaders in their respective fields, enriching and improving lives with their works. “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”, he said.
Adichie’s Americanah was selected as the first-year summer reading assignment for Duke’s Class of 2018. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 2013 and was recently listed by the New Click here to read entire article
Source:: Ventures Africa