Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa degree by the Yale University, Connecticut.
The popular novelist took to her Instagram page to make the announcement.
This is the 9th honorary degree received by Adichie from a major US university in honour of her exceptional achievements as a novelist and speaker.
She was awarded same award by the American University in Washington DC in May 2019.
Her award-winning novels, short-stories and talks have been celebrated globally and has arguably set the tone for conversations about feminism amongst other topics. Her last publication was titled “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” in March 2017.
Her 2009 TED talk,”The Danger of a Single Story,” has over 17 million views, making it one of the most viewed talks of all time, and is required viewing in the first-year AUx curriculum.
She is also well known for her critically acclaimed books “Half of a Yellow Sun,” “Americanah” and the book-length essay “We Should All Be Feminists.
Just last month, she became the first African to deliver the Class Day Speech of the Yale College at New Haven, Connecticut. The event which held Sunday, May 19, on the eve of Yale’s 318th Commencement, was a celebration of the graduating Yale College class.
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