Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie receives Honorary Degree in Edinburgh University, Scotland

by - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Acclaimed Nigerian novelist and short story writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiehas been honored by Edinburgh UniversityScotland with an honorary degree."- Bella Naija 
According to Bella Naija, Adichie received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at the University’s recently redeveloped St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest concert hall.
The award was presented to her by the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’SheaReceiving the honorary degree in recognition of her achievements as an author and public intellectual, she said:
"It is lovely to be in this place, which is hallowed. I feel very fortunate to be included among the people who have been honoured with a degree from this University."
Dr. Barbara Bompani, Edinburgh University’s Director of the Centre for African Studies, who proposed Adichie for the award said:
"Through her writing, her advocacy, and her public engagement, she inspires all of us to better understand our own, and other peoples’ stories."
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