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Author, Chimamanda Adichie to receive honorary award from US University

By Patricia Uyeh,
Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected as one of the six recipients of the Duke University’s Honorary Award in Durham, North Carolina come May 13th.

Citing some of her accomplishments, the University noted that Adichie’s book, Americanah was selected as Class of 2018’s summer reading assignment while they were in their first-year.

Other recipients include the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra; former Durham, Mayor William Bell; Phil Freelon, lead architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Dr. William Kaelin, professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School; and Attorney Russell M. Robinson II.

The president of the University, Vincent E. Price, while describing the selected recipients, said:

“They each have been bold leaders in their respective fields, and their work has enriched and improved our lives. I am delighted to have the honour of awarding their degrees, and I am certain that the graduating Class of 2018 will be inspired by their example”

Photo credit :Instagram@chimamanda_adichie

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