Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has been awarded an honorary degree by Haverford College, an institution in Pennsylvania, United States.
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In a press release on the college’s website, the writer is said to be conferred with the degree because of her devotion to service and the betterment of humanity.
At age 19, Adichie left her native Nigeria for the United States, first to Philadelphia and Drexel University to begin her undergraduate work, which she then completed at Eastern Connecticut State University. She went on to earn a master’s in creative writing from Johns Hopkins, followed by a master’s in African Studies from Yale. Adichie’s prodigious writing earned her fellowships at Princeton and Harvard as well as a MacArthur Genius Award. An internationally renowned speaker, Adichie’s TED talks, including 2012’s notable “We Should All Be Feminists,” are among the most-viewed of all time.
Congratulations to her..