Nigerian award-winning writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has received an honorary degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Adichie was one of the 6 conferred with the degree at the ceremony, all of them describes as people who have changed the world in extensive ways.
“Few writers have captured the challenges of immigrants and others navigating those changes as Adichie,” the university said.
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Others honoured with the degree are: 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.