Famous Nigerian writer and activist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who recently received an honorary degree from Duke University, North Carolina is set to receive another from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Chimamanda Adichie will be awarded Doctor of Literature (DLit) degree during the graduation ceremonies of the university this July.
The prominent writer will receive the Academy Award with others which include Winning Artist and Social Activist Forest Whitaker; World-Renowned Author Dr Jung Chang; Leading Film Curator June Givanni and Prominent Human Rights Activist Vrinda Grover.
SOAS University of London is a remarkable Higher Education institution in Europe which combines language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East.
Adichie who was born in Enugu, Nigeria, is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning novelist. Her work includes Purple Hibiscus, which has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the Orange Prize. Her 2013 novel Americanah won the US National Book Critics Circle Award, and was named one of The New York Times Top Ten Best Books of 2013.
Her books have challenged perceptions around issues such as identity and race; same as her internationally renowned TED talk ‘We should all be feminists’ which has a global impact on conversations about gender equality. Adichie was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2015 and one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2017.