Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer, is among the recipients of this year’s Duke University honorary degree.
In March, President Vincent E. Price of Duke University confirmed that the Americanah author is on the list of recipients.
Adichie shared photos of the decorating ceremony on her Facebook page.
Adichie received the award alongside Mary Barra, Chairman of 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.
The honour has further enriched Adichie’s richly adorned cap of trophy in recent times.
Earlier in March, her book Americanah, was recognised as one of 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way fiction was being written and read in the 21st century.
Adichie had been featured severally in the New York Times, including being a part of the magazine’s ‘Greats’ List in 2017.